• Blastomycosis is a rare fungal infection caused by the Blastomyces fungus that is found in the midwestern, south-central, and southeastern states of the US.
  • The fungus is endemic to Michigan state, US.
  • The fungus is typically present in moist soil and decomposing wood and leaves.
  • The disease is contracted by inhaling the spores of the fungus, which can be dispersed in the air if the soil is disturbed.
  • Symptoms: Fever, Cough, Breathing difficulty and muscle aches etc.
  • Itraconazole is a type of antifungal medication that is typically used to treat mild to moderate blastomycosis
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