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Liver and intrahepatic bile ducts-nontumor

Infectious (non-viral) disorders

Blastomycosis


Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 10 May 2012, last major update May 2012
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See also Skin-nontumor topic

General
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Blastomyces dermatitidis usually occurs in immunocompromised patients with lesions in skin and lung; few published reports of liver involvement
● Primarily in eastern North America and Africa (University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Microbiology and Immunology On-line, retrieved 10 May 2012)

Micro description
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● Autopsy features in patients who died of South American blastomycosis: prominent bile duct lesions in which segments of bile ducts were "disrupted" and replaced by inflammation (Histopathology 1978;2:231)

Micro images
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Skin lesions show broad-based budding

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