Blastomycosis



Blastomycosis


Anthony Chang, MD










Hematoxylin & eosin shows a microabscess with necrosis image, neutrophils image, and numerous round yeast forms image in the renal cortex of this kidney involved by disseminated blastomycosis.






GMS (Gomori methenamine-silver) reveals Blastomyces with a broad-based budding yeast form image. The thick capsules image can resemble those of Cryptococcus and Coccidioides.


TERMINOLOGY


Synonyms



  • North American blastomycosis


  • Gilchrist disease


  • Chicago disease

Jul 7, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Blastomycosis
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