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what is the treatment for blastomycosis?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Anti fungal agents: Treatment depends on whether the disease is confined to the lungs and whether it is severe or mild. Severe disease and extra-pulmonary disease needs to be treated with amphotericin b, an IV antifungal agent. Milder disease is usually treated with an oral drug called itraconazole which is safe and well tolerated.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
varies: For most cases, Fluconazole or itraconazole is used. Amphotericin b is used for severe cases.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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Some do not be: Treated but if necessary, Amphotericin B or itraconzole can be used.
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Dr. Tony Ho
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Fungal infection: Blastomyces is an endemic fungus to south and central United States (found in soil) that can cause infection, especially in immunosuppressed hosts.
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Anti fungal agents: Treatment depends on whether the disease is confined to the lungs and whether it is severe or mild. Severe disease and extra-pulmonary disease needs t ... Read More

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