Blastomycosis dermatitis is an unusual fungal infection that can become a diagnostic dilemma if a high index of suspicion is not maintained in patients who present with a chronic granulomatous infection of bone and soft tissue. We present a patient with a long history of pain, systemic manifestations of chronic infection, a draining sinus, and lytic changes on plain films to illustrate the difficulty in establishing the diagnosis. Appropriate staging studies and a bone biopsy led to the correct diagnosis in the patient.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - May 1 1997|
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