Blastomyces dermatitidis


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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]
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Blastomyces dermatitidis is a dimorphic fungus that is found in the soil of the Midwestern states, and transmission of the mold is linked to gardening and outdoor recreational activities.
Blastomyces dermatitidis is generally susceptible to voriconazole which has been successfully used in treating CNS infections due to its ability to achieve therapeutic concentration in the brain and CSF.
Scalarone, "Comparison of antibody detection with Blastomyces dermatitidis yeast lysate antigens in serum specimens from immunized rabbits and infected dogs," Open Journal of Immunology, vol.
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.
* Identifies Blastomyces dermatitidis, Coccidioides immitis, and Hisfop/asma capsulaium
Blastomyces dermatitidis is a thermally dimorphic fungus.
Role of glucan and surface protein BAD1 in complement activation by Blastomyces dermatitidis yeast.
Blastomyces dermatitidis is a type of fungus that is prevalent within central Canada, particularly in those regions with sandy, acidic soils near freshwater sources.
Blastomycosis is a pyogranulomatous fungal infection caused by the Blastomyces dermatitidis fungus, which is common in the regions along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.