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Blastomycosis

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  • Posted By: bridget
  • December 19, 2006
  • 05:16 PM

If anyone has ANY of the answers to the following questions I would REALLY appreciate the help. I'm trying to write a paper on Blastomycosis and I need up to three interviews.

I also have blastomycosis so any extra info would be really great.

Thanks.


What is Blastomycosis?
What types of statistics are there for this area? (how many people are effected, where is it most intense etc)
How many types of Blasto are there? What types of other fungus is Blasto associated with?
What causes Blasto?
What types of symptoms are there?
What types of treatment are available, side effects, ways to take care of your self, etc.
Is Blasto contagious?
Who is generally affected? People, animals etc.
What types of long term side effects can be caused by Blasto?
How can Blasto be avoided?
Who is most likely to be at risk?
What’s the worst possible out come for a person with Blasto?
How long can Blasto go without being recognized by the patient on average?
Thanks again. I really appreciate it.

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  • geez. my dad almost died from that a little over a year ago and my mother also got it. she recovered easier than he did. email me at yorkey@indianheadtel.net
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 17, 2007
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  • :) Hello There, i've searched on my computer & this is something i found. http://www.emedicine.com/ped/topic254.htm Hope that it may be of some help. As Always, In His Service.;)
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 17, 2007
    • 00:19 PM
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  • If anyone has ANY of the answers to the following questions I would REALLY appreciate the help. I'm trying to write a paper on Blastomycosis and I need up to three interviews. I also have blastomycosis so any extra info would be really great. Thanks. What is Blastomycosis?What types of statistics are there for this area? (how many people are effected, where is it most intense etc)How many types of Blasto are there? What types of other fungus is Blasto associated with?What causes Blasto?What types of symptoms are there?What types of treatment are available, side effects, ways to take care of your self, etc.Is Blasto contagious?Who is generally affected? People, animals etc.What types of long term side effects can be caused by Blasto? How can Blasto be avoided? Who is most likely to be at risk? What’s the worst possible out come for a person with Blasto? How long can Blasto go without being recognized by the patient on average? Thanks again. I really appreciate it. Hello. My name is Mary and my daughter died on August 27,2007 from meningeal blastomycosis of the cerebellum and brain stem. She was only 21. When she was 3 months pregnant, she started getting headaches. The doctors wouldnt do any kind of scan until she was farther along, thinking that the risks to the baby outweighed the benifits to my daughter. The ob/gyn refered her to a nureologist and told him to do a scan when she was 7-8 months along. The doctor failed to do this. When the baby was about a month and a half old , my daughters left side went numb, we took her to the hospital where they found a tumor in her brain approx the size of a tennis ball. It was diagnosed as blastomycosis. they did not know where it originated from. and because she was relatively health this is extreamly rare for someone her age.. She was put on fluconazole for six months. In the mean time she never got ride of the headache. After the six months,and the headaches were still there, they nureologist said they were migraines, that the blastomycosis was gone.He treated her with pain meds , botox,valum, and muscle relaxers shots in the neck. Many ER trips (at least 40 over the last 9 months) MRIs, were done and he kept saying migraines and that she was faking the symptoms. HE did perform a lumbar punture aprox 2 months ago, and stated that her pressure was elevated, HOWEVER it may be just a fluke, and her redid the puncture 3 weeks later and it was even elevated higher. At this time he stated he was going to put a shunt in her brain ti eleviate the pressure, put her on diaretics and this should help, thinking that the blastomycosis effected her irrigation system. This was never done, again stating she was faking . he quite here pain meds two weeks before she was put in the hospital. Once she was in the hospital on Aug 22. they said it was menigitis, shiped her to a second hospital, who then said it was blasomycosis again , shipped her to a third hospital , were they pulled fluid of her brain, she quite breathing a hour later, and was diagnosed as brain dead with no hope the next day.Im telling our story so maybe this doesnt happen to you or some one else.
    ginasmon 4 Replies
    • October 25, 2007
    • 05:16 PM
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  • Hello. My name is Mary and my daughter died on August 27,2007 from meningeal blastomycosis of the cerebellum and brain stem. She was only 21. When she was 3 months pregnant, she started getting headaches. The doctors wouldnt do any kind of scan until she was farther along, thinking that the risks to the baby outweighed the benifits to my daughter. The ob/gyn refered her to a nureologist and told him to do a scan when she was 7-8 months along. The doctor failed to do this. When the baby was about a month and a half old , my daughters left side went numb, we took her to the hospital where they found a tumor in her brain approx the size of a tennis ball. It was diagnosed as blastomycosis. they did not know where it originated from. and because she was relatively health this is extreamly rare for someone her age.. She was put on fluconazole for six months. In the mean time she never got ride of the headache. After the six months,and the headaches were still there, they nureologist said they were migraines, that the blastomycosis was gone.He treated her with pain meds , botox,valum, and muscle relaxers shots in the neck. Many ER trips (at least 40 over the last 9 months) MRIs, were done and he kept saying migraines and that she was faking the symptoms. HE did perform a lumbar punture aprox 2 months ago, and stated that her pressure was elevated, HOWEVER it may be just a fluke, and her redid the puncture 3 weeks later and it was even elevated higher. At this time he stated he was going to put a shunt in her brain ti eleviate the pressure, put her on diaretics and this should help, thinking that the blastomycosis effected her irrigation system. This was never done, again stating she was faking . he quite here pain meds two weeks before she was put in the hospital. Once she was in the hospital on Aug 22. they said it was menigitis, shiped her to a second hospital, who then said it was blasomycosis again , shipped her to a third hospital , were they pulled fluid of her brain, she quite breathing a hour later, and was diagnosed as brain dead with no hope the next day.Im telling our story so maybe this doesnt happen to you or some one else.I don't know if you are still on here, I see your post is a few years old. I just want to share that my brothers step daughter has this same thing.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2010
    • 01:16 AM
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  • Bud, and fungal infections of the skin caused by Blastomyces. Is endemic in parts of North America, blastomycosis causes clinical symptoms similar to histoplasmosis. Infection occurs by inhalation of fungi from natural soil. When inhaled into the lungs, they multiply and can spread through the lymphatic and blood vessels and other organs, including skin, bone and genitourinary tract, and brain. Can once suspected, and usually diagnosis is confirmed by the bud demonstration of the general characteristics of living organisms in the grass in the saliva or tissue cells that Koh, preparation and tissues. Had a biopsy of the skin or other organs are necessary for the diagnosis of the disease outside the lung. Commercially available urinary antigen test seems to be sensitive enough to suggest the diagnosis in cases where it is not easy to discover the object.
    richellemedina 1 Replies
    • January 18, 2011
    • 10:00 PM
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