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Blastomyces

 [blas″to-mi´sēz]
a genus of pathogenic fungi growing as mycelial forms at room temperature and as yeastlike forms at body temperature; applied to the yeasts pathogenic for humans and other animals. B. dermati´tidis is the species that causes North American blastomycosis.

Blastomyces

/Blas·to·my·ces/ (blas″to-mi´sēz) a genus of pathogenic fungi growing as mycelial forms at room temperature and as yeastlike forms at body temperature; applied to the yeasts pathogenic for humans and other animals.
Blastomyces brasilien´sis  Paracoccidioides brasiliensis.
Blastomyces dermati´tidis  the agent of North American blastomycosis.

Blastomyces

[blas′tōmī′sēz]
Etymology: Gk, blastos + mykes, fungus
a genus of yeastlike fungi, usually including the species Blastomyces dermatitidis, which causes North American blastomycosis, and Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, which causes South American blastomycosis.
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Blastomyces dermatitidis

Blastomyces

a genus of pathogenic fungi growing as mycelial forms at room temperature and as yeastlike forms at body temperature; applied to the yeasts pathogenic for humans and animals.

Blastomyces brasiliensis
see paracoccidioidesbrasiliensis.
Blastomyces coccidioides
former name for Coccidioides immitis.
Blastomyces dermatitidis
the species causing North American blastomycosis. Called also Ajellomyces spp.
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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 dermatitidis infections.
These characteristics are diagnostic for Blastomyces dermatitidis.
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