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Blastomycosis (cont.)

Blastomycosis Medical Treatment

The most commonly used treatment for blastomycosis is an antifungal drug termed itraconazole (Sporanox). It may be used alone to treat mild to moderate blastomycosis infections. Patients with more severe disease may be treated with amphotericin B; some patients are treated with both amphotericin B and itraconazole. In general, most clinicians treat the patient for about six to 12 months. Some immunodepressed patients may require lifelong suppressive therapy with itraconazole. Newer antifungal drugs are being evaluated to treat blastomycosis but they are not in the current (2012) treatment protocols.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/12/2013

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