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Volume 12, Number 8—August 2006


Human and Canine Pulmonary Blastomycosis, North Carolina, 2001–2002

Pia D.M. MacDonald*†1Comments to Author , Rick L. Langley†, Susan R. Gerkin‡, Michelle R. Torok§, and J. Newton MacCormack†
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †North Carolina Division of Public Health, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; ‡East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA; §University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

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Table 1

Demographic and clinical features of human blastomycosis patients, Duplin County, North Carolina, 2001

Feature Value
Median age, y (range) 25 (15–82)
Race, no. (%)
African American 5 (63)
White 3 (37)
Sex, no. (%)
Male 6 (75)
Clinical signs and symptoms, no. (%)
Cough 5 (71)
Fever 6 (86)
Chest pain 6 (86)
Shortness of breath 4 (57)
Clinical outcomes, no. (%)
Hospitalized 8 (100)
Pneumonia diagnosed 8 (100)
Failed antimicrobial drug treatment 8 (100)
Treated with itraconazole* 6 (75)
Survived 7 (87)

*One patient with multiple underlying medical problems was treated with amphotericin B; another patient was treated with fluconazole.

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1Current affiliation: University of North Carolina