Definition of Blastomycosis

1. Noun. Any of several infections of the skin or mucous membrane caused by Blastomyces.

Specialized synonyms: Chromoblastomycosis
Generic synonyms: Fungal Infection, Mycosis
Derivative terms: Blastomycotic

Definition of Blastomycosis

1. Noun. A fungal infection caused by the organism ''Blastomyces dermatitidis'', endemic to parts of North America, whose clinical symptoms resemble those of histoplasmosis. ¹

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Definition of Blastomycosis

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Medical Definition of Blastomycosis

1. A fungal infection caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis. This rare fungal infection may produce inflammatory lesion of the skin or lungs or present as a disseminated disease to the skin, lungs, bones, liver, spleen and central nervous system. Uncommon unless patient is immunocompromised (AIDS). (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blastomycosis

blastomycetic dermatitis
blastomycosis (current term)
blastoporic canal

Literary usage of Blastomycosis

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1. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1908)
"blastomycosis we have found to be a particularly suitable subject for such a study because of its prevalence and lack of recognition. ..."

2. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"When of long standing and a large area is involved, amputation is indicated, care being exercised to include all infected points. blastomycosis Synonyms. ..."

3. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"2 BIBLIOGRAPHY: For a more detailed review of the clinical, histological, and bacteriological features of cutaneous blastomycosis, with 16 clinical and 25 ..."

4. Transactions by Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings (Great Britain) (1907)
"In cases of protozoan infection the organism develops by endogenous spore formation and not by budding, while in blastomycosis the only way of development ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"blastomycosis is a disease due to a budding fungus—Cryptococcus ... dermatitis and (2) systemic blastomycosis. blastomycosis of the skin is usually primary. ..."

6. Diseases of the Bronchi, Lungs, and Pleura by Frederick Taylor Lord (1915)
"PULMONARY blastomycosis. blastomycosis is a granulomatous and suppurative ... A survey and summary of 22 cases of systemic blastomycosis was reported by ..."

7. Transactions of the Indiana State Medical Association by Indiana State Medical Association (1907)
"Teachers of surgery, and particularly teachers of surgical pathology, can no more afford to neglect the study and teaching of blastomycosis that they can ..."

8. A Practical Treatise on Ophthalmology by Lawrance Webster Fox (1920)
"blastomycosis, a cutaneous affection due to a parasitic fungus in the skin, ... blastomycosis OF THE EYELID. (Author's case.) consists in well-developed ..."

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