EVERETT J. CARMODY, M.D.; WILLIAM TAPPEN, M.D.
North American blastomycosis has been described as a chronic infectious disease characterized by suppurative lesions in the skin or subcutaneous tissue, but it may also involve the lungs, bones, genitourinary organs and the central nervous system, and is caused by a specific organism, Blastomyces dermatitidis.14 Involvement of the central nervous system by this organism is quite rare.2, 7, 8, 10, 14, 16, 21, 24 Our review of the English literature leads us to believe that the following case is the first reported of proved blastomycosis meningitis successfully treated with amphotericin B.
A 22 year old Negro male was
CARMODY EJ, TAPPEN W. BLASTOMYCOSIS MENINGITIS: REPORT OF A CASE SUCCESSFULLY TREATED WITH AMPHOTERICIN B1. Ann Intern Med. ;51:780–791. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-4-780
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(4):780-791.
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