Blastomyces dermatitidis- An Overview


Blastomyces dermatitidis is a fungus that causes blastomycosis, a potentially serious infection that affects the lungs, skin, bones and other organs. This fungus is found in the environment, especially in soil and organic materials such as animal feces, plant fragments, insect remains and dust. It prefers moist, dark places that contain organic debris and have a pH of 6.0.