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An Bras Dermatol. 2013 Mar-Apr;88(2):287-9. doi: 10.1590/S0365-05962013000200022.

Cutaneous blastomycosis: a clue to a systemic disease.

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  • 1Virginia Comonwealth University (VCU) – Richmond, VA 23298, USA. aortegaloayza2@mcvh-vcu.edu

Abstract

A 55-year-old male presented with back pain and slightly tender annular plaques with central ulceration on his face. A skin biopsy revealed scattered yeast with broad based buds. A CT scan of the abdomen revealed a pathologic T12 fracture. Tissue obtained from the spine confirmed budding yeasts. The patient was diagnosed with disseminated blastomycosis. The patient was treated with amphotericin and itraconazole and completely recovered.

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