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Related to Blastomyces: Histoplasma, Coccidioides
  • noun

Synonyms for Blastomyces

genus of pathogenic yeastlike fungi

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suggest that higher-than-normal rainfall in that region could have contributed to conditions favorable for Blastomyces growth and sporulation (12).
Antibody testing: Aspergilus IgG, and Histoplasma, Blastomyces, Coccidioides, & Aspergillus by Immunodiffusion.
Primary cutaneous blastomycosis (PCB) is a rare fungal infection that is caused by direct skin inoculation of Blastomyces dermatitides with trauma.
Blastomycosis is a rare infection caused by inhaling fungal spores, or blastospheres, produced by the microorganism Blastomyces dermatitidis, which is found in decomposing wood and soil laden with decaying organic material.
Role of glucan and surface protein BAD1 in complement activation by Blastomyces dermatitidis yeast.
Key Words: Blastomyces dermatitidis, musculoskeletal, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis
If needed, an in situ hybridization assay is available to distinguish the organism from Blastomyces or Cryptococcus.
This patient subsequently developed fatal meningitis from Blastomyces dermatitis.
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.
This method has not been extensively validated for the yeast forms of dimorphic fungi, such as Blastomyces dermatitidis or Histoplasma capsulatum variety capsulatum.
double dagger]) Blood tests for antinuclear antibody, antineuronal nuclear antibody (ANNA1, Anti-Hu antibody), anti-Purkinje cell antibody (anti-Yo antibody), anti-smooth muscle/ribonucleoproteins; anti-Sjogren's-syndrome-related antigen A, and anti-Sjogren's-syndrome-related antigen B, Aspergillus antibody, Blastomyces antibody, Coccidiodes antibody, hepatitis panel, HIV-1/HIV-2, and Borrelia burgdorferi PCR were all negative.
Blastomycosis is a systemic pyogranulomatous fungal infection that primarily involves the lungs and is caused by the conidia of Blastomyces dermatitdis.
The patient tested positive for blastomyces antibody, which suggested previous exposure to Blastomyces dermatitidis.
The main consideration in the differential diagnosis is a deep, cutaneous mycosis, and common pathogens include Coccidioides immitis, Blastomyces dermatitidis, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, and Cryptococcus neoformans (Table).