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Blastomycosis of the nose: A case report

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August 21, 2016
by Thomas M. Jetmore, MD; Jennifer Phan, MD; Abideen O. Yekinni, MD, FACS

Abstract

Blastomyces dermatitidis is a thermally dimorphic fungus endemic to the North American soil near the Mississippi, Ohio, and St. Lawrence river valleys, as well as the Great Lakes Basin. It is responsible for blastomycosis, a systemic pyogranulomatous disease. Blastomycosis of the head and neck is decidedly uncommon and often mistaken for cancer. There are only 3 previous case reports of blastomycosis presenting as an intranasal lesion. We report the unusual case of a 24-year-old man with blastomycosis presenting with a 4-week history of a progressively enlarging intranasal mass who had complete resolution of symptoms after treatment with itraconazole and surgical excision of the lesion.

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