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Forum Name: Fungal infections

Question: Recurrent blastomycosis


 slbryant531 - Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:15 pm

My husband had blastomycosis 18 months ago and now has a rash all over. Could this be a recurrence?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:51 am

User avatar Hello,What was the tpye of blastomycosis did your husband have?Primary cutaneous ie skin is rare.Commoner is lung blastomycosis whih later seeds to areas like skin.Inoculation blastomycosis is generally aquired in a lab or animal bite.It is accompanied by an ulcer formation and lymph nodes.Most skin infections come from the lung source and endemic in canada.Cases have a soil,woodland or waterway exposure.It is a potentially serious fungal infection.The skin lesions present with ulcerating edges.Face hands wrists ankle are favoured locations.The way to diagnosis is biopsy and identification of the fungus.Do get your husband examined and treated if indeed it is blastomycosis.Best wishes.

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