North American blastomycosis in Africans.

Case report


Emerson PA, Higgins E, Branfoot A.

Br J Dis Chest. 1984 Jul;78(3):286-91.


Two young adults, one a native of Libya and one a Sudanese from Saudi Arabia, were referred at different times to the chest service at Westminister Hospital in London with a diagnosis of tuberculosis. They both had neurological deficits due to vertebral lesions. In spite of the fact that neither patient had ever been to North America, diagnoses of North American blastomycosis were established; both patients made remarkable recoveries on amphotericin B therapy.

Keywords: North American blastomycosis in Africans.