Northern Wisconsin married couple infected with blastomycosis.


Blastomycosis is an uncommon, chronic, granulomatous disease caused by the dimorphic fungus Blastomycosis dermatitidis. The great majority of infections start with primary pulmonary involvement through inhalation of spores. Hematogenous dissemination to other sites occurs in 25% to 30% of cases. The most common secondary site is the skin, followed in order… (More)