Cutaneous blastomycosis

Academic Article


  • We report on a patient with cutaneous blastomycosis and no evidence of systemic involvement. This diagnosis was made on the basis of clinical findings and confirmed by histologic examination and results of culture. The primary lesion in blastomycosis is almost always pulmonary. However, occasionally, as in our patient, the pulmonic focus resolves spontaneously before the patient presents. Disseminated lesions occur most often in the skin, followed by bone, genitourinary tract, and central nervous system. Our patient had an excellent response to ketoconazole without adverse effects.
  • Authors

    Author List

  • Mercurio MG; Elewski BE
  • Start Page

  • 422
  • End Page

  • 424+420
  • Volume

  • 50
  • Issue

  • 6