Blastomycotic osteomyelitis of the pelvis

A case report

Robert E. Blais, Fernando Cesani, Seham Alt, Jason H. Calhoun, Jon Mader

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Abstract

Blastomycosis dermatitis is an unusual fungal infection that can become a diagnostic dilemma if a high index of suspicion is not maintained in patients who present with a chronic granulomatous infection of bone and soft tissue. We present a patient with a long history of pain, systemic manifestations of chronic infection, a draining sinus, and lytic changes on plain films to illustrate the difficulty in establishing the diagnosis. Appropriate staging studies and a bone biopsy led to the correct diagnosis in the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)414-416
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume63
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Osteomyelitis
Pelvis
Blastomycosis
Bone and Bones
Mycoses
Dermatitis
Motion Pictures
Infection
Biopsy
Pain

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  • Surgery

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Blais, R. E., Cesani, F., Alt, S., Calhoun, J. H., & Mader, J. (1997). Blastomycotic osteomyelitis of the pelvis: A case report. American Surgeon, 63(5), 414-416.

Blastomycotic osteomyelitis of the pelvis : A case report. / Blais, Robert E.; Cesani, Fernando; Alt, Seham; Calhoun, Jason H.; Mader, Jon.

In: American Surgeon, Vol. 63, No. 5, 05.1997, p. 414-416.

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Blais, RE, Cesani, F, Alt, S, Calhoun, JH & Mader, J 1997, 'Blastomycotic osteomyelitis of the pelvis: A case report', American Surgeon, vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 414-416.
Blais RE, Cesani F, Alt S, Calhoun JH, Mader J. Blastomycotic osteomyelitis of the pelvis: A case report. American Surgeon. 1997 May;63(5):414-416.
Blais, Robert E. ; Cesani, Fernando ; Alt, Seham ; Calhoun, Jason H. ; Mader, Jon. / Blastomycotic osteomyelitis of the pelvis : A case report. In: American Surgeon. 1997 ; Vol. 63, No. 5. pp. 414-416.
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