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Treatment for Blastomycosis

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Most people will need antifungal treatment for blastomycosis

How is blastomycosis treated?

Most people with blastomycosis will need treatment with prescription antifungal medication. Itraconazole is a type of antifungal medication that is typically used to treat mild to moderate blastomycosis. Amphotericin B is usually recommended for severe blastomycosis in the lungs or infections that have spread to other parts of the body. Depending on the severity of the infection and the person’s immune status, the course of treatment can range from six months to one year.

Please click here to see the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Blastomycosis.