Volume s1-8, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


The term Blastomycosis covers all conditions due to yeast-like fungi but from a practical point of view it is of advantage—as it is usually done in this country—to limit its meaning to denote solely or principally a clinical entity or, more correctly, a group of closely allied entities characterized by the presence of granulomatous, verrucoid lesions in which fungi of the type are found.

. The term “yeast-like fungi” or “budding fungi” is unscientific, but useful in practice. “Yeast-like fungi” are fungi which in the lesions appear as free oval or roundish cells, some of them budding, with usually no mycelium at all, exceptionally a few mycelial elements. In cultures there may be only budding cells, or budding cells and mycelium or mycelia only. Morphologically, in the lesions two principal types of yeast-like fungi may be distinguished () the () type, () the () type.


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