Blastomycosis during pregnancy

Can Med Assoc J. 1984 Oct 1;131(7):759-61.


Disseminated blastomycosis with extensive involvement of the lungs, skin and bones was diagnosed in a 31-year-old woman who was 36 weeks pregnant. No antifungal treatment had been given while she was pregnant, and she gave birth shortly after admission to hospital. The child was healthy and uninfected, and there were no signs of inflammation or infection in the placenta. Post partum the mother was treated with 2 g of amphotericin B, with resolution of her symptoms. A literature review suggested that blastomycosis and other systemic fungal infections are more likely to occur during pregnancy because of immunosuppression and that disseminated blastomycosis in pregnant women should be treated with amphotericin B.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amphotericin B / therapeutic use
  • Blastomycosis / diagnosis*
  • Blastomycosis / drug therapy
  • Blastomycosis / transmission
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / etiology
  • Humans
  • Postpartum Period
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / drug therapy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / transmission
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Third
  • Risk


  • Amphotericin B