Rachel Ann Service

Species: Human

Sex: Female

Age: 12

Year: 2009

Country: Canada

Locality: Fort Frances, Ontario

Survived?: Yes

Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes

Where Caught: On lake shore of Rainy Lake, on an island on Rainy Lake or on the mainland surrounding Rainy Lake,

Symptoms: Listless
Tired
no appetiate
dry cough
short of breath
hurt to breathe
hurt all over body

Treatment: antibiotics
antifungals

Cost of Treatment: $3000 to $4000 but not known how long treatment may last

Additional Comments: Rachel was dx with pneumonia and treated for same for two weeks. My daughter kept asking from day one that Rachel be screened for blasto. The chest x-ray showed involvment of the whole lower left lobe and the middle lobe of the right lung.

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