Species: Human

Sex: Female

Age: 31

Year: 2009

Country: U.S.A.

Locality: arkansas

Survived?: Yes

Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes

Where Caught: I am the patient. I do believe it came from my surroundings. At the time when I first became sick I lived out in the country surrounded by creeks, cows, birds, soil, etc..

Symptoms: I was misdiagnosed several times with the flu and peunmonia. shortness of breath, stabbing pain in my back and sides, night sweats, fever, muscle spasms, locked up joints, absecess on my arm, belly and in my mouth, coughing, spitting my discolored muscus and blood.

Treatment: IV antifunguls ans sporanox for a yr..this is the second round of treatment in the last three yrs. after the first round and i stopped taking the med the blasto came back.

Cost of Treatment: i know its like 600.00 dollars a mth but I recieve help with the costs

Additional Comments: I have been in the hospital alot beacause of this stuff. I've almost lost my life due to it. I pray for anyone that is having to deal with blastomycosis.

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