KEGG   DISEASE: Blastomycosis
Entry
H01501                      Disease                                

Name
Blastomycosis
Description
Blastomycosis is a fungal infection caused by the organism Blastomyces dermatitidis, is a dimorphic fungus that grows as a filamentous mold in the environment and as budding yeast in human tissue. Blastomycosis is primarily a pulmonary infection, but dissemination occurs frequently and leads to involvement of skin, bones and joints, the genitourinary tract, and other areas.
Category
Infectious disease
Brite
Infectious diseases [BR:br08401]
 Mycosis
  Infections caused by ascomycetes
   H01501  Blastomycosis
Human diseases in ICD-11 classification [BR:br08403]
 01 Certain infectious or parasitic diseases
  Mycoses
   1F22  Blastomycosis
    H01501  Blastomycosis
Pathogen
Blastomyces dermatitidis
Blastomyces gilchristii [GN:bgh]
Drug
Amphotericin B [DR:D00203]
Ketoconazole [DR:D00351]
Itraconazole [DR:D00350]
Other DBs
ICD-11: 1F22
ICD-10: B40
MeSH: D001759
MedlinePlus: 000102
Reference
  Authors
Smith JA, Gauthier G
  Title
New Developments in Blastomycosis.
  Journal
Semin Respir Crit Care Med 36:715-28 (2015)
DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1562898
Reference
  Authors
Baumgardner DJ, Halsmer SE, Egan G
  Title
Symptoms of pulmonary blastomycosis: northern Wisconsin, United States.
  Journal
Wilderness Environ Med 15:250-6 (2004)
DOI:10.1580/1080-6032(2004)015[0250:SOPBNW]2.0.CO;2
Reference
  Authors
Smith JA, Kauffman CA
  Title
Blastomycosis.
  Journal
Proc Am Thorac Soc 7:173-80 (2010)
DOI:10.1513/pats.200906-040AL

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