Blastomycosis, or "blasto" for short, is a fungal disease found in humans, dogs, and other mammals - occasionally cats. It is commonly misdiagnosed, often as cancer, Valley fever, Lyme disease, and other viral infections.
I have put together this site in memory of my Golden Retriever, who is believed to have died from Blastomycosis. I am collecting all the information I can find about this fungal disease.
I hope that over time you can submit your information and stories to make this a major blastomycosis resource center for anyone who maybe recently diagnosed, or who is suffering from its effects.
The message board here is quite active. Please use feel free to use the message board to share your stories, photos, memories of blastomycosis victims.
Latest Posts on the Message Board
- New diagnosis: worried about low itraconazole dosage and forced-feeding question
- Blasto - 3 year Weimaraner - moved from RTP, NC
- Willie-4 yr old Bichon/shihtzu-confirmed blasto
- Golden Retriever 7Yrs 9Mo. Confirmed Blasto
- Chest xray
- How long before he gets better instead of worse
- 100% Sure our dog Phoebe had blasto.
- blasto RARE in our area!
- Boann, Black Lab
- 14 mths old German Shepherd just diagnosed - breathing questions
- Hope, Am Staff, 1 year old diagnosed with Blastomycosis on 11/23/16
- Sporanox USA vs UK
- Brewster's Story
- When will things be better?
- Our 5 1/2 yr basset hound newly diagnosed.
- My 3 yr old Doberman Stella just diagnosed with Blasto
- My dog is struggling to survive Blastomycosis
- Sudden swollen front leg joint -- to worry or not