Definition of blastomycosis in US English:



  • A disease caused by infection with parasitic fungi affecting the skin or the internal organs.

    The fungi (blastomycetes) belong to the genus Blastomyces, subdivision Deuteromycotina

    • ‘Patients with blastomycosis have pulmonary disease of some severity.’
    • ‘An elevated white blood cell count with increased neutrophils and immature granulocytes is typically seen with fungal infections such as blastomycosis.’
    • ‘A recent case series from Tennessee reported an 11% mortality attributable to ARDS from acute pulmonary blastomycosis.’
    • ‘We describe a fatal case of primary pulmonary blastomycosis in a patient with steroid-dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.’
    • ‘Our case underscores the necessity of considering blastomycosis in an immunosuppressed patient presenting with pneumonia.’