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Laboratory Experience in Phenotypic and Molecular Identification of Blastomyces dermatitidis First Isolated in Korea

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2012 September, Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 114-116.

https://doi.org/10.5145/ACM.2012.15.3.114

Laboratory Experience in Phenotypic and Molecular Identification of Blastomyces dermatitidis First Isolated in Korea

Kyung Sun Park, Chang-Seok Ki, Nam Yong Lee

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Genetics, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Blastomycosis, endemic in North America, has been hardly reported in Korea. We describe laboratory experience in phenotypic and molecular identification of Blastomyces dermatitidis first isolated in Korea. The patient was a 45-year-old male with pulmonary blastomycosis mimicking pulmonary tuberculosis. Diagnosis was based on culture and dimorphism combined with DNA target sequencing of internal transcribed spacers (ITS) and D1/D2 regions. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2012;15:114-116)

Keywords

Blastomyces dermatitidis, Blastomycosis, D1/D2, Internal transcribed spacers (ITS), Molecular identification