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01.12.2022 | Case Report

Unusual Presentation of Blastomycosis as Anterior Neck Swelling

verfasst von: Akshara S. Prasad, Vipin V. Nair, R. Nagamahendran, Jafar Husain

Erschienen in: Indian Journal of Surgery

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Abstract

Blastomycosis is a chronic systemic pyogranulomatous infection caused by the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis, endemic to North America (Mazi et al. in Infect Dis Clin North Am 35(2):515–530, 2021). This is a dimorphic fungus, which exists as a non-pathogenic mycelial form in nature and converts to pathogenic yeast at body temperature. Although it primarily affects lungs, extrapulmonary involvement is reported in 20–30% cases and is very rare (Ballestas et al. in J Voice 36(6):881.e1-881.e3, 2022). We report an unusual case of blastomycosis involving the mediastinum, presented to us as an anterior neck swelling in an immunocompetent young male.
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Metadaten
Titel
Unusual Presentation of Blastomycosis as Anterior Neck Swelling
verfasst von
Akshara S. Prasad
Vipin V. Nair
R. Nagamahendran
Jafar Husain
Publikationsdatum
01.12.2022
Verlag
Springer India
Erschienen in
Indian Journal of Surgery
Print ISSN: 0972-2068
Elektronische ISSN: 0973-9793
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-022-03617-8

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