Blastomycosis, a fungal infection, is caused by fungi that thrive on organic matter that is in a state of decay. Examples of such decaying organic matter may be wood or soil. The condition is most common in the areas surrounding the Great Lakes of North America. It affects the patient’s lungs. The symptoms are similar to pneumonic symptoms like cough, fever, chills and this often causes misdiagnosis. If the disease is not treated properly, it can cause lesions on the skin. In patients whose immunity is compromised, Blastomycosis can be fatal. It can also be fatal to those who present symptoms of respiratory problems.
HOW IS BLASTOMYCOSIS DIAGNOSED?
The fungi called Blastomyces dermatitidis is responsible for Blastomycosis