Disseminated blastomycosis presenting as mastoiditis and epidural abscess.

Chadia A. Makary, Thomas D. Roberts, Stephen J. Wetmore

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Abstract

Blastomycosis is a systemic fungal infection that affects primarily the lungs. Head and neck involvement has been reported most commonly in the larynx as well as oral and nasal mucosa. Temporal bone involvement is extremely rare. We report a case of disseminated blastomycosis presenting as mastoiditis and epidural abscess. We discuss the importance of early diagnosis and prompt initiation of treatment for optimal outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-47
Number of pages2
JournalThe West Virginia medical journal
Volume110
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Mastoiditis
Blastomycosis
Epidural Abscess
Mycoses
Nasal Mucosa
Temporal Bone
Mouth Mucosa
Larynx
Early Diagnosis
Neck
Head
Lung

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Disseminated blastomycosis presenting as mastoiditis and epidural abscess. / Makary, Chadia A.; Roberts, Thomas D.; Wetmore, Stephen J.

In: The West Virginia medical journal, Vol. 110, No. 1, 01.01.2014, p. 46-47.

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Makary, Chadia A. ; Roberts, Thomas D. ; Wetmore, Stephen J. / Disseminated blastomycosis presenting as mastoiditis and epidural abscess. In: The West Virginia medical journal. 2014 ; Vol. 110, No. 1. pp. 46-47.
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