Histoplasmosis and blastomycosis.

  title={Histoplasmosis and blastomycosis.},
  author={Robert W. Bradsher},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={22 Suppl 2},
Histoplasmosis and blastomycosis are caused by dimorphic fungi, can be epidemic or endemic, and can produce a spectrum of illness, from subclinical infection to progressive disseminated disease. Diagnosis of both is best made by visualization of yeast in tissue or by culture. Itraconazole is the drug of choice for treatment of both histoplasmosis and blastomycosis, except in cases of life-threatening infection, for which amphotericin B is indicated. A heavy inoculum of Histoplasma capsulatum… CONTINUE READING


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