The term blastomycosis implies any condition caused by one of a group of vegetable yeastlike budding fungi known as Blastomyces. As commonly used in this country, however, it indicates a granulomatous condition which may affect the skin, the general system or both, as in the case reported here. Although reports of cases of blastomycosis appear not infrequently in the literature, the disease occurs so seldom in the experience of any one person or is so seldom observed in any one hospital, at least in this part of the country, as to make a case of it a matter of interest and a subject of difficulty in diagnosis. Thus, when the condition is first seen and before laboratory studies have been made, it is sometimes thought to be tuberculosis, syphilis, furunculosis, malignant degeneration or a fungous condition other than blastomycosis.
It is not the purpose of this paper to develop the
BERGSTROM VW, NUGENT G, SNIDER MC. BLASTOMYCOSIS: REPORT OF A CASE WITH INVOLVEMENT OF THE SKIN AND BONES. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;36(1):70–76. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1937.01480010074013
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