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Delayed diagnosis of pediatric osseous blastomycosis of the hand: A brief report

Patrick Massey, Kevin J Perry, David Berken, Jeremy James, Bradley G Nelson, Jeremy M Burnham, Anne M Hollister.

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Osseous blastomycosis of small bones of the pediatric hand is rare. A thirteen-year-old male was reported with a missed diagnosis of right ring finger blastomycosis osteomyelitis and six-week delay in treatment. He was treated successfully with surgical debridement and long term itraconazole. Blastomycosis should be considered in any patient with a lytic bone lesion and prompt tissue cultures are crucial to timely and appropriate treatment.

Key words: Blastomycosis, pediatric, hand, finger, delayed diagnosis

 

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Massey P, Perry KJ, Berken D, James J, Nelson BG, Burnham JM, Hollister AM. Delayed diagnosis of pediatric osseous blastomycosis of the hand: A brief report. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.262225


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Massey P, Perry KJ, Berken D, James J, Nelson BG, Burnham JM, Hollister AM. Delayed diagnosis of pediatric osseous blastomycosis of the hand: A brief report. www.scopemed.org/?mno=262225 [Access: September 23, 2017]. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.262225


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Massey P, Perry KJ, Berken D, James J, Nelson BG, Burnham JM, Hollister AM. Delayed diagnosis of pediatric osseous blastomycosis of the hand: A brief report. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.262225


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Massey P, Perry KJ, Berken D, James J, Nelson BG, Burnham JM, Hollister AM. Delayed diagnosis of pediatric osseous blastomycosis of the hand: A brief report. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.262225


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Massey, P., Perry, K. J., Berken, D., James, J., Nelson, B. G., Burnham, J. M. & Hollister, A. M. (2018) Delayed diagnosis of pediatric osseous blastomycosis of the hand: A brief report. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.262225


Turabian Style

Massey, Patrick, Kevin J Perry, David Berken, Jeremy James, Bradley G Nelson, Jeremy M Burnham, and Anne M Hollister. 2018. Delayed diagnosis of pediatric osseous blastomycosis of the hand: A brief report. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.262225


Chicago Style

Massey, Patrick, Kevin J Perry, David Berken, Jeremy James, Bradley G Nelson, Jeremy M Burnham, and Anne M Hollister. “Delayed diagnosis of pediatric osseous blastomycosis of the hand: A brief report.” doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.262225


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Massey, Patrick, Kevin J Perry, David Berken, Jeremy James, Bradley G Nelson, Jeremy M Burnham, and Anne M Hollister. “Delayed diagnosis of pediatric osseous blastomycosis of the hand: A brief report.” doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.262225


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Massey, P., Perry, K. J., Berken, D., James, J., Nelson, B. G., Burnham, J. M. & Hollister, A. M. (2018) Delayed diagnosis of pediatric osseous blastomycosis of the hand: A brief report. doi:10.5455/handmicrosurg.262225