Fungal diseases

Blastomycosis – Causes, Complications, and Prevention.

Overview – Blastomycosis Blastomycosis is a systemic pyogranulomatous infection usually caused by the inhalation of (spores) conidia of Blastomyces dermatitidis. Clinical presentations vary widely, ranging from an asymptomatic, self-limited pulmonary infection to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a life-threatening disease. Blastomycosis is not known to spread from person to person. …

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Cryptococcosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition Cryptococcosis is a disease caused by fungi from the genus Cryptococcus that infect humans and animals, usually by inhalation of the fungus, which results in lung infection that may spread to the brain, causing meningoencephalitis. Cryptococcosis History In 1894 in Italy, Francesco Sanfelice was the first to isolate Cryptococcus …

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