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Autochthonous Blastomycosis of the Adrenal: First Case Report from Asia

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  • Departments of Microbiology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, Molecular Biology, and Nano Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Ponekara, Kochi, Kerala, India

Systemic endemic mycoses, such as blastomycosis, are rare in Asia and have been reported as health risks among travelers who visit or reside in an endemic area. Adrenal involvement is rarely seen in blastomycosis and has never been reported from Asia. We report the first case of blastomycosis with bilateral involvement of the adrenals in a diabetic patient residing in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India.

Author Notes

* Address correspondence to Anil Kumar, Department of Microbiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Ponekara, Kochi 682041, Kerala, India. E-mail: vanilkumar@aims.amrita.edu

Authors' addresses: Anil Kumar, Rachana Babu, Kavitha R. Dinesh, and Shamsul Karim, Department of Microbiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Ponekara, Kochi, Kerala, India, E-mails: vanilkumar@aims.amrita.edu, rachanababu8@gmail.com, kavitharadhakrishnan@aims.amrita.edu, and shamsulkarim@aims.amrita.edu. Sreekala Sreehari and Annie Jojo, Department of Pathology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Ponekara, Kochi, Kerala, India, E-mails: sreekalasreehari@gmail.com and anniejojo@aims.amrita.edu. Kandan Velayudhan, Shabeer Ahmed, Neelakanta Sharma, and Vasanth P. Kurupath, Department of Internal Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Ponekara, Kochi, Kerala, India, E-mails: biju77xy@yahoo.co.in, asmita790@yahoo.com, medmicrobiology@aims.amrita.edu, and dranilkumar78@gmail.com. Lalitha Biswas, Department of Molecular Biology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Ponekara, Kochi, Kerala, India, E-mail: lalithabiswas@aims.amrita.edu. Raja Biswas, Department of Nano Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Ponekara, Kochi, Kerala, India, E-mail: rajabiswas@aims.amrita.edu.

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