Friday, May 4, 2012

histo, blasto, coccidiomycosis

This is a very common USMLE topic....

Coccidiomycosis: "cough and bumps" - pneumonia, bumps (nodules) on legs (aka Dessert bumps)
California, dessert areas

Blastomycosis: "cough and blasts"- pneumonia, ulcers and warts, may be disseminated to kidneys, liver, brain etc
Decomposing leaves, wooded areas,

Histoplasmosis: "gives no history" -Asymptomatic in many. (Serious in HIV),
Mississippi, Missouri,Ohio etc, Bat droppings, caves


All can present with granuloma in the lungs



4 comments:

  1. THANKS! this is super helpful! :-)

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  3. Thank you. Very clear map with state names (finally).

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