Samantha

Species: Human

Sex: Female

Age: 22

Year: chest pain

Country: U.S.A.

Locality: Lexington, TN

Survived?: Yes

Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes

Where Caught: don't really know. when i ask how you get it the doctor said bird droppings. i have researched it and found out there are other ways to catch it.

Symptoms: started out with slight chest pain but as time went on severe chest pain. shortness of breath. she had lost weight but don't know if it was related or not but i feel like it was. she had warts around all her finger nails since 2003 but haven't found out if it is related or not.

Treatment: don't know the names of the antibotic but from what i understand there are only three to treat it with and she is getting the two most agressive ones. plus she is getting a couple of other antibotics also.

Cost of Treatment: not sure. she is still in the hospital. this is the 13th dayh

Additional Comments: my daughter's immune has been low for a good while. she was in the local hospital for four days being treated for pnemonia. she was transfered to a bigger hospital about 40 miles away. she was treated for pnemonia for a couple of days in jackson, tn. she was responding to treatment so they did a sputum test and digonised her with blastomycosis. she was put on a vent a week ago. today is the first day of any hopeful improvement. which is day 13.

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