Successful treatment of osseous blastomycosis without pulmonary or disseminated disease and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Review)

Blastomycosis commonly occurs following inhalation of Blastomyces dermatitidis conidia causing a pulmonary infection and can disseminate to extrapulmonary sites. Osseous involvement primarily results from hematogenous spread, but in rare cases, direct inoculation can occur. We describe a case of osseous blastomycosis without pulmonary or disseminated disease successfully treated with posaconazole.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Day, SR; Weiss, DB; Hazen, KC; Moore, CC

Published Date

  • June 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 79 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 242 - 244

PubMed ID

  • 24703876

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0070

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0732-8893

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2014.02.021

Language

  • eng