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Corticosteroids as Adjunctive Therapy in Severe Blastomycosis-Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in an Immunosuppressed Patient

Mireille Plamondon, François Lamontagne, Catherine Allard and Jacques Pépin

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 51, issue 1, pages e1-e3
Published in print July 2010 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2010 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/653429
Corticosteroids as Adjunctive Therapy in Severe Blastomycosis-Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in an Immunosuppressed Patient

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We describe the case of an immunosuppressed transplant recipient with disseminated blastomycosis (cutaneous, central nervous system, and pulmonary infection) complicated by septic shock and severe, refractory acute respiratory distress syndrome that improved markedly and rapidly after the addition of corticosteroids to the antifungal regimen.

Journal Article.  1769 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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