Rare Fungal Infections Including Blastomycosis
Greg Gauthier, MD, MS
June 21, 2021, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
This talk with focus on the 3 major dimorphic fungal infections in North America including clinical recognition, diagnosis and treatment. The expected outcome will be an increased knowledge of rare or unusual clinical disease states or syndromes. Awareness of the major dimorphic fungi in North America including geographic distribution, basic concepts in fungal pathogenesis, increased knowledge about when to think about an invasive fungal infection and an understanding of how to use the different diagnostic tests. The topic of which antifungal drugs to use against the dimorphic fungi which may lead to improved diagnosis and treatment for better patient care will be discussed.