Chronic Disseminated Cutaneous Blastomycosis in an 11-Year Old, with a Brief Review of the Literature
Article first published online: 4 DEC 2006
Volume 23, Issue 6, pages 541–545, November/December 2006 2006
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Garvey, K., Hinshaw, M. and Vanness, E. (2006), Chronic Disseminated Cutaneous Blastomycosis in an 11-Year Old, with a Brief Review of the Literature. Pediatric Dermatology, 23: 541–545. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2006.00306.x
- Issue published online: 4 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 4 DEC 2006
Abstract: Chronic disseminated cutaneous blastomycosis is rare in children. We discuss an 11-year-old immunocompetent boy who presented with a history of persistent and multiple skin lesions of >1 year's duration. These lesions proved to be secondary to chronic Blastomyces dermatitidis infection. Complete resolution of clinical disease occurred after a 6-month course of oral itraconazole. We also present a brief review of the literature focusing on the epidemiology, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of pediatric blastomycosis.