Blastomyces dermatitidis

(redirected from blastomatoid lesion)

Blas·to·my·ces der·ma·tit·i·dis

(blas'tō-mī'sēz der'mă-tit'i-dis),
A dimorphic soil fungus that causes blastomycosis. It grows in mammalian tissues as budding cells and in culture as a white to buff-colored filamentous fungus bearing spheric or ovoid conidia on terminal or lateral short, slender conidiophores. In its perfect (teleomorph) state it is known as Ajellomyces dermatitidis.
[blasto- + G. mykēs, fungus]

Blastomyces dermatitidis

The only species included in the genus Blastomyces. The sexual state (teleomorph) of B dermatitidis belongs to the family Onygenaceae and is termed Ajellomyces dermatitidis, which produces ascospores (sexual spores). B dermatitidis causes two clinical forms of disease (blastomycosis): cutaneous and systemic (disseminated) blastomycosis.

Blas·to·my·ces der·ma·tit·i·dis

(blas'tō-mī'sēz dĕr'mă-tit'i-dis)
A dimorphic soil fungus that causes blastomycosis. It grows in mammalian tissues as budding cells, with a broad junction between mother and daughter cells (thus "broad-based buds") and in culture as a white or buff filamentous fungus bearing spheric or ovoid conidia.
[blasto- + G. mykēs, fungus]

Blas·to·my·ces der·ma·tit·i·dis

(blas'tō-mī'sēz dĕr'mă-tit'i-dis)
A soil fungus that causes blastomycosis.
[blasto- + G. mykēs, fungus]

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.