Rose Kim

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Cutaneous Blastomycosis

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Blastomycosis is a systemic pyogranulomatous disease caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis, an endemic mycosis that is commonly encountered in North America. More specifically, it is endemic in US states that border the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys, as well as US…

Cutaneous Mucormycosis (Mucormycosis/Zygomycetes)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Cutaneous mucormycosis tends to occur in patients who have significant contamination of skin wounds. Due to the angioinvasive nature of this fungus, infection can spread rapidly from the skin to deep tissue and bone. Invariably, untreated skin infection will result…

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