Locality: Ha,son, Kentucky
Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes
Where Caught: Unknown. My garden perhaps. My vet sees at least one new case a month.
Symptoms: First horrible breath from deep. Tried teeth cleaning, stomach antacid and antibiotics for upper respiratory after slight cough that sounded like a "heart cough" started 4 months after breath. Finally X-ray showed lungs w little doubt in November 2011. Confirmed w blood tests.
Stopped eating last week per-diagnosis
Treatment: Fluconazole 300mg for 6weeks then 150 mg for past 5 months. Still in treatment
Cost of Treatment: Minimal
Additional Comments: I think the breath was a big indicator early summer but not recognized.