Blastomycosis



Blastomycosis


Brian J. Hall, MD

David J. DiCaudo, MD










Cutaneous blastomycosis often mimics malignancy, especially squamous cell carcinoma. This large ulcerated lesion shows classic heaped-up borders. (Courtesy S. Moschella, MD.)






Low-power view of verrucous blastomycosis reveals significant PEH image of the epidermis that can mimic squamous cell carcinoma. On higher power, amidst dermal inflammation image, fungal organisms were evident.


TERMINOLOGY


Synonyms



  • Blasto, Gilchrist disease, North American blastomycosis, Chicago disease


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


Infectious Agents

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Blastomycosis
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