Symptoms & Signs
Lung infection may produce no symptoms, but when the infection spreads, skin or bone sores (lesions) may appear. The bladder, kidney, prostate, and testes may be affected.
Other symptoms may include:
- Chest pain
- Cough (may produce brown or bloody mucus)
- General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling (malaise)
- Joint stiffness and pain
- Muscle stiffness and pain
- Shortness of breath
- Unintentional weight loss
Diagnosis & Tests
- Chest x-ray
- Skin biopsy
- Sputum culture and examination under the microscope after applying special stains to sputum
- Tissue biopsy
Blastomycosis : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Blastomycosis : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Blastomycosis : Treatment
Review Date : 12/1/2009
Reviewed By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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