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What is Blastomycosis?

What is Blastomycosis?

  • Blastomycosis: A fungal infection caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis and resulting in lung, skin, bone and genitourinary involvement.
  • Blastomycosis: infection caused by fungi of the genus Blastomyces.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Blastomycosis: any of several infections of the skin or mucous membrane caused by Blastomyces.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Blastomycosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Blastomycosis, or a subtype of Blastomycosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Blastomycosis: Introduction

Types of Blastomycosis:

Broader types of Blastomycosis:

How many people get Blastomycosis?

Incidence (annual) of Blastomycosis: 1-2 cases per 100,000 (DBMD)
Incidence Rate of Blastomycosis: approx 1 in 100,000 or 0.00% or 2,720 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Blastomycosis: 1-2 cases per 100,000 population in areas with endemic disease. (Source: excerpt from Blastomycosis: DBMD)

How serious is Blastomycosis?

Complications of Blastomycosis: see complications of Blastomycosis
Deaths for Blastomycosis: Mortality rate is about 5%

What causes Blastomycosis?

Causes of Blastomycosis: see causes of Blastomycosis
Causes of Blastomycosis: Moist soil enriched with decomposing organic debris. Endemic in parts of the south-central, south-eastern and mid-western United States. Microfoci in Central and South America and parts of Africa. (Source: excerpt from Blastomycosis: DBMD)
Risk factors for Blastomycosis: see risk factors for Blastomycosis

What are the symptoms of Blastomycosis?

Symptoms of Blastomycosis: see symptoms of Blastomycosis

Complications of Blastomycosis: see complications of Blastomycosis

Can anyone else get Blastomycosis?

More information: see contagiousness of Blastomycosis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Blastomycosis

Blastomycosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Blastomycosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Blastomycosis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Blastomycosis: see treatments for Blastomycosis
Research for Blastomycosis: see research for Blastomycosis

Name and Aliases of Blastomycosis

Main name of condition: Blastomycosis

Other names or spellings for Blastomycosis:

Blastomyces dermatitidis, Gilchrist's disease, North American blastomycosis

Chicago disease, North American blastomycosis, Gilchrist's disease Source - Diseases Database

Blastomycosis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Blastomycosis:


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