Blastomyces gilchristii as Cause of Fatal Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Published Date:Feb 2016
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 22(2):306-308.
Keywords:Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Blastomyces Gilchristii As Cause Of Fatal Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4734522
Description:Since the 2013 description of Blastomyces gilchristii, research describing the virulence or clinical outcome of B. gilchristii infection has been lacking. We report molecular evidence of B. gilchristii as an etiologic agent of fatal acute respiratory distress syndrome. B. gilchristii infection was confirmed by PCR and sequence analysis.
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