Acute Miliary Blastomycosis After ‘Short-Course’ Corticosteroid Treatment

Rolando Berger, Steve Kraman

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A previously healthy patient who had received oral prednisone, 30 mg/day for 12 days, was initially seen with acute respiratory failure caused by miliary blastomycosis. This case was even more unusual because the pulmonary involvement was preceded by monoarticular arthralgias immediately before the corticosteroid therapy. The time course of these events—arthralgias, short-course prednisone therapy, and acute miliary blastomycosis—strongly suggests a relationship other than just coincidental. Treatment consisted of intravenous amphotericin B and discontinuation of therapy with the corticosteroids, and our patient is satisfactorily recovering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1223-1225
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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