North American blastomycosis


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Related to North American blastomycosis: cutaneous blastomycosis, Gilchrist disease

blastomycosis

 [blas″to-mi-ko´sis]
1. infection with any yeastlike organism.
2. an infection usually acquired through the pulmonary route, caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis. There may be suppurating tumors in the skin (cutaneous b.) or lesions in the lungs, bones, subcutaneous tissues, liver, spleen, and kidneys (systemic b.). It runs a fulminant, sometimes fatal, course in immunocompromised patients. Called also North American blastomycosis.
North American blastomycosis blastomycosis (def. 2).
South American blastomycosis paracoccidioidomycosis.

blas·to·my·co·sis

(blas'tō-mī-kō'sis),
A chronic granulomatous and suppurative disease caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis; originates as a respiratory infection and disseminates, usually with pulmonary, osseous, or cutaneous involvement predominating. Formerly called North American blastomycosis, the disease now has been found in African countries as well as in Canada and the U. S.
Synonym(s): Gilchrist disease

blas·to·my·co·sis

(blas'tō-mī-kō'sis)
A chronic granulomatous and suppurative disease caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis; originates as a respiratory infection and disseminates, usually with pulmonary, osseous, and cutaneousinvolvement predominating. Formerly called North American blastomycosis, the disease now has been found in African countries as well as in Canada and the U.S.
Synonym(s): Gilchrist disease.
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