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Ajellomyces dermatitidis infection

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Description

Blastomycosis is a fungal infection caused by the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis. It is found in soil and decaying organic matter, and is most commonly found in the Midwest and Southeast United States. Symptoms of blastomycosis can include fever, chest pain, coughing, and skin lesions. It is usually treated with antifungal medications. If left untreated, it can spread to other organs and cause serious complications.

Synonyms
  • Blastomyces dermatitidis infection
  • blastomycosis
  • blastomycotic infection
  • Chicago disease
  • Chicago fever
  • Gilchrist's disease
  • North American blastomycosis
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