Pulmonary Blastomycosis Masquerading as Metastatic Disease in the Lung: A Case Report

Bobbak Vahid, MD; Bernadette Wildemore, MD; Christopher Nguyen, MD; Niki Sistrun, MD; Paul E. Marik, MD

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January 31, 2006

Introduction

Blastomycosis is an uncommon, endemic fungal infection in parts of the United States and Canada caused by a dimorphic fungus called Blastomyces dermatitidis. B dermatitidis can involve many different organ systems.[1] Various benign pulmonary conditions have been reported to mimic malignant pulmonary nodules on PET scans, but PET-positive pulmonary blastomycosis has not been described in the literature.

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