Accession Number:

AD1036507

Title:

Chronic Pulmonary Blastomycosis Mimicking Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Descriptive Note:

Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States

Report Date:

2017-05-24

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Blastomyces dermatitidis is a dimorphic fungus endemic to the Mississippi River valley. Severe pulmonary disease secondary to blastomycosis is rare in immunocompetent individuals. We describe a case of chronic pulmonary blastomycosis complicated by large pulmonary cavitation which was originally misdiagnosed as active pulmonary tuberculosis.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE