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Blastomycosis

Medical Mycology

Systemic Mycoses Due to Dimorphic Fungi

  1. Arthur F. Di Salvo MD1,
  2. Bruce S. Klein Professor of Pediatrics2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0152

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Di Salvo, A. F. and Klein, B. S. 2010. Blastomycosis. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Health Laboratory Director, Former South Carolina State Public, Reno, NV, USA

  2. 2

    University of Wisconsin Medical School, Internal Medicine and Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Madison, WI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Etiologic Agent
  • 2
    History
  • 3
    Ecology
  • 4
    Epidemiology
  • 5
    Mycology
  • 6
    Host Responses
  • 7
    Laboratory Diagnosis
  • 8
    Treatment

Keywords:

  • blastomycosis;
  • Blastomyces dermatitidis-etiologic agent of blastomycosis;
  • ecology of etiologic agent and understanding blastomycosis epidemiology;
  • ecological niche of B.dermatitidis-association with water;
  • Ajellomyces dermatitidis, ascomycetous or sexual state of pathogen;
  • systemic disease taking many clinical forms;
  • host-pathogen interactions;
  • BAD1, surface of yeast form of B. dermatitidis