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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/01.inf.0000225792.19904.87
Brief Reports

DISSEMINATED BLASTOMYCOSIS IN AN INFANT

Walsh, Catharine M. MD*; Morris, Shaun K. MD*; Brophy, Jason C. MD, FRCPC, DTM†; Hiraki, Linda T. MD*; Richardson, Susan E. MD, FRCPC‡; Allen, Upton D. MBBS, MSc, FAAP, FRCPC†

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Abstract

Blastomycosis is an uncommon life-threatening disease caused by the dimorphic fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis. Estimates of the percentage of cases occurring in children range from 2% to 11%, and it is exceedingly rare in individuals less than 1 year of age. We present the case of an otherwise healthy infant with disseminated blastomycosis acquired in Northern Ontario and a brief review of the pediatric literature.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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