Blastomyces

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Noun1.Blastomyces - genus of pathogenic yeastlike fungi
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
Moniliales, order Moniliales - order of imperfect fungi lacking conidiophores of having conidiophores that are superficial and not enclosed in a pycnidium
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"A disease caused by the inhalation of mold conidia (spores) of Blastomyces dermatitidis, which convert to yeasts and invade the lungs, occasionally spreading hematogenously to the skin or focal sites in other tissues...
Blastomyces dermatitidis is a dimorphic fungus that may cause a systemic pyogranulomatous inflammation following inhalation of conidia in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients.
Blastomycosis is a pyogranulomatous infection caused by a dimorphic fungus, Blastomyces dermatitidis. (1) Inhaled conidia of the Blastomyces leads to a primary lung infection.
These findings allowed the differentiation of other yeast fungi such as Histoplasma capsulatum and Blastomyces dermatitidis, as well as parasitic infections by Mullerius capillaris and Dictyocaulus filaria (CASWELL & WILLIAMS, 2016).
It is often the first choice for the treatment of infections caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis, Histoplasma capsulatum, and Aspergillus spp., and to treat onychomycosis (36).
* Red Fox as a Sentinel for Blastomyces dermatitidis, Ontario, Canada
Otras micosis endemicas prevalentes incluyen las enfermedades producidas por Blastomyces dermatitidis, Coccidioides immitis, Paracoccidioides braziliensis y Penicillium marneffei.
There is cross-reactivity of the Histoplasma antigen test with antigens from other endemic mycoses including Blastomyces dermatitidis, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, Coccidioides immitis, and Coccidioides posadasii [18].
Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) revealed 93% identity with Hsp60 from Blastomyces dermatitidis and Histoplasma capsulatum, and 89 and 81% with Hsp60 from Aspergillus fumigatus and Sporothrix schenckii, respectively (data not shown).
(2) Although these methods have the advantage of being non-invasive, but enclose several limitations, including (i) marked intra-patients variation in results; (ii) long time for positive results (up to six weeks are required after exposure for antibody production); (iii) potential cross-reactivity with antibodies produced by other fungi such as Blastomyces dermatitidis. (1-5)
Smith, "Cutaneous lesions showing giant yeast forms of Blastomyces dermatitidis," Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, vol.
to efficiently evade/manipulate the host immune response, occasionally based on studies performed in other endemic dimorphic fungi (Blastomyces dermatitidis, Histoplasma capsulatum), where there is deeper understanding of the molecular mechanisms associated with key microbial components.