Blastomycotic osteomyelitis of the pelvis: A case report

Robert E. Blais, Fernando Cesani, Seham Alt, Jason H. Calhoun, Jon Mader

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-416
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume63
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 1997

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Blais, R. E., Cesani, F., Alt, S., Calhoun, J. H., & Mader, J. (1997). Blastomycotic osteomyelitis of the pelvis: A case report. American Surgeon, 63(5), 414-416.