Blastomycosis

  • Alternative Names

    North American blastomycosis; Gilchrist's disease


    Symptoms

    Lung infection may not cause any symptoms. Symptoms may be seen if the infection spreads. Symptoms may include:

    • Bone pain
    • Chest pain
    • Cough (may produce brown or bloody mucus)
    • Fatigue
    • Fever
    • General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling (malaise)
    • Joint pain
    • Muscle pain
    • Night sweats
    • Rash
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sweating
    • Unintentional weight loss

    Signs and tests
    • Chest CT scan
    • Chest x-ray
    • Skin biopsy
    • Sputum culture and examination
    • Tissue biopsy
    • Urine culture

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