- Respiratory problems must be differentiated from tuberculosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis.
Generally this problem is found East of the Mississippi River
but cases are fairly common around San Francisco.
- This mold loves moist areas and attacks a wide variety of body systems.
Because of its love for moisture and heat, the lungs are very vulnerable to this
mold. It has been linked to a wide range of skin infections. If it gets into the
blood stream the toxins of Blastomyces will settle in bones, which will require
long and painful therapy.