First recruitment day! today had a case of non resolving pneumonia in a healthy young patient, which was ultimately diagnosed with blastomycosis.
Take home points from today:
- Recognize delayed resolution of pneumonia
- Have a systematic differential diagnosis based on etiology, host, complications and noninfectious etiologies
- Recognize the difference in geographic, clinical and laboratory presentation of endemic mycoses as well as the cross-reactivity of assays
Some more information on the slides blastomycoses – 10.7.2019