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Obstet Gynecol. 1984 Dec;64(6):828-30.

Reactivation blastomycosis presenting as a tuboovarian abscess.

Abstract

A 32-year-old Korean woman presented with a rapidly enlarging abdominal mass six months after an undiagnosed illness of fever and a large pleural effusion. Exfoliative cytology of a cervical discharge revealed Blastomyces dermatiditis. At laparotomy, a large peritoneal inclusion cyst was found surrounding a tuboovarian abscess with involvement from the cervix to the peritoneum. B dermatiditis was cultured from the excised uterus and fallopian tube. Female genital blastomycosis has rarely been described. The importance of cytology in making the diagnosis in the present case is emphasized.

PMID:
6504428
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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