A disease caused by infection with parasitic fungi affecting the skin or the internal organs.
- An elevated white blood cell count with increased neutrophils and immature granulocytes is typically seen with fungal infections such as blastomycosis.
- Patients with blastomycosis have pulmonary disease of some severity.
- We describe a fatal case of primary pulmonary blastomycosis in a patient with steroid-dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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