Blastomycosis: Infections



- Dicussion:
    - may occur in the fingers as a pustule that becomes larger and spreads peripherally;
    - the center heals, leaving a central scar with a spreading perimeter;
    - if osseus lesions occur in the digits, they may be secondary to to pulmonary disease;
    - treatment is with dihydrosystilbamidine or amphotericin B



Orthopaedic manifestations of blastomycosis

Blastomycosis (American blastomycosis: Gilchrist’s disease): a review of the literature. Martin DS, Smith DT. Am Rer Tuberc. 1939.39: 275-30

Images in clinical medicine. Chromoblastomycosis.

Nonoperative treatment of vertebral blastomycosis osteomyelitis associated with paraspinal abscess and cord compression. A case report.

Sentinel presentation of disseminated Blastomyces dermatitidis infection as hip pain in a young adult: a case report.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:30 pm