Blastomycosis (Gilchrist's disease) is a group of chronic non-contagious diseases related to deep mycoses, affecting the skin, bones, mucous membranes and internal organs. The disease was called Gilchrist disease, named after the American dermatologist Thomas Casper Gilchrist (1862-1927), who has first described it.
Etiology of blastomycosis. The disease causes yeast and yeast-like fungi. The reservoir of pathogens of blastomycosis is the soil. Infection usually occurs by inhaling fungus spores with dust. Mostly sick people working in agriculture.