Detection of Blastomyces
dermatitidis and Histoplasma capsulatum from culture isolates and clinical specimens by use of real-time PCR.
Both Aspergillus and Blastomyces
infections tend to involve multiple and sometimes non-contiguous vertebral bodies, can cause enhancement of the longitudinal ligaments, and, in severe cases, can cause significant vertebral body destructive changes.
Observations of (1,3)-[beta]-D-glucan detection as a diagnostic tool in endemic mycosis caused by Histoplasma or Blastomyces
Visualization of the yeasts on 10% KOH preparation, Gomori's stain, PAS stain, or Papanicolaou's smear of tissue biopsy, tracheal aspirates, BAL fluid, and sputum specimens or tissue cytological analysis or fungal culture on Sabouraud dextrose agar at room temperature are some basic methods for diagnosis of the Blastomyces
These characteristics are diagnostic for Blastomyces
A disease caused by the inhalation of mold conidia (spores) of Blastomyces
dermatitidis, which convert to yeasts and invade the lungs, occasionally spreading hematogenously to the skin or focal sites in other tissues .
Industrial Acremonium humicola-10; Acrophialophora fusispora-7; Blastomyces
dermatitidis-6; Calcarisporium arbuscula-14; Ceratocystis olivacea-12; Chrysosporium pannorum-23; Cochlonema megalosomum-17; Curvularia lunata-15; Fulvia fulva-34; Geotrichum candidum-18; Honsfordia ovalispora-12; Michenera artocreas-3; Mucor racemosus-21; Oidiodendron tenuissimum-39; Paecilomyces niveus-17; Pagidospora amaebophila-3; Phoma exigua-16; Phymatotrichum funigicola-7; Penicillium funiculosum-31; P.
It is efficacious against fungus species of the genera Candida, Cryptococcus, Aspergillus, Histoplasma, Blastomyces
and Coccidioides, but inefficient in protozoan cells and bacteria, with the exception of Acheloplasma grown in sterol, such as blue-green algae (GALE et al.
Nineteen lots of Blastomyces
dermatitidis (T-58; dog isolate) were assayed to determine the stability of the reagents following storage.
Blastomycosis develops from inhaling air-borne spores of the fungus Blastomyces
dermatitidis that is found in moist soil and decomposing organic matter, and primarily manifests as a pulmonary infection, leading to death if untreated.
Ja as causas raras de destruicao cortical primaria incluem infiltracao fungica (Histoplasma, Blastomyces
, Coccidioides, Cryptococcus), neoplasia, amiloidose, trauma ou coagulopatia (3,15).
Table 2 Potential infectious causes of chronic encephalopathy Type of Organism/disease infection Mycobacterial Mycobacterium tuberculosis Spirochetal Treponema pallidum (syphilis), Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease), Leptospira Bacterial Bruce/la, Listeria, Nocardia, Actinomyces israelii, Whipple's disease Viral HIV/AIDS, cytomegalovirus, varicella zoster virus, herpes simplex virus, enterovirus Fungal Histoplasmosis, coccidiosis, sporothrix, Blastomyces
, Cryptococcus Parasitic Toxoplasmosis, taenia solium (cysticercosis), Schistosoma, Acanthamoeba AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; HIV: human immunodeficiency virus Source: Reference 8