Endemic blastomycosis in Mississippi: epidemiological and clinical studies.

  title={Endemic blastomycosis in Mississippi: epidemiological and clinical studies.},
  author={Stanley W Chapman and Andy C Lin and Katherine A. Hendricks and Richard L. Nolan and M M Currier and Kenneth R. Morris and Helen R Turner},
  journal={Seminars in respiratory infections},
  volume={12 3},
In order to clarify the epidemiology and clinical spectrum of endemic blastomycosis, we reviewed the charts of 326 culture and/or histologically proven cases of blastomycosis in Mississippi from 1979 to 1988. Cases were dispersed throughout the state, but counties in central and south-central Mississippi reported 63% of all blastomycosis cases. The average annual incidence rate was 1.3 cases per 100,000 population. The majority of cases were in men (male to female ratio 1.7:1), and most… CONTINUE READING
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