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Blastomycosis, North American

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Blastomycosis is a rare infectious multisystem disease that is caused by the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis. The symptoms vary greatly according the affected organ system. Generalized symptoms may include fever, chills, cough, and/or difficulty breathing (dyspnea). In the chronic phase of the disease, the lungs and skin are most frequently affected. The genitourinary tract and bones may also be involved. (NORD/G. Eysenbach)

synonyms

Blastomycosis, North American, Gilchrist`s Disease

UMLS

Blastomycoses, North American, Blastomycosis North American, Blastomycosis, North American, Chicago disease, Disease, Chicago, Disease, Gilchrist's, Gilchrist's disease, Infection by Blastomyces dermatitidis, North American Blastomycoses, North American blastomycosis

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