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]

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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Blastomyces dermatitidis is a dimorphic fungus that is found in the soil of the Ohio River valley and regions surrounding the Mississippi river within the US.
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.
Blastomyces dermatitidis is a thermally dimorphic fungus.
Blastomycosis is an uncommon systemic fungal infection caused by the thermally dimorphic fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis, which is endemic in the wooded areas of Manitoba, northwestern Ontario, the Great Lakes, and the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys.
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.
The presence of disseminated infection with Blastomyces dermatitidis in the larynx is unusual.
Challenging that glum forecast, a research group has now used a genetically crippled form of the yeast Blastomyces dermatitidis to immunize mice.
After 10 days of culture, Blastomyces dermatitidis was identified and confirmed by DNA probe (GenProbe, San Diego, [California.
The Western immunoblot assay,[4] which uses a specific extracellular antigen of Blastomyces dermatitidis, has been shown to be 91% sensitive and 94% specific.
Differences in virulence have long been observed between different strains of Blastomyces dermatitidis (1,2).
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