Nonhealing Wounds/Ulcers - Infection | Blastomycosis

Sites

  • Lungs
  • Skin if disseminated or as primary problem

Risk Factors

  • Lives in soil
  • Most commonly found Great Lakes, Mississippi & Ohio river valleys, SE US
  • Typically inhaled
  • Hosts usually of normal health

Symptoms

  • Many are asymptomatic
  • Sometimes flu-like illness
  • Others w/sub acute cough, fever, sob
  • Skin nodules or ulcers

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