Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 6th, 1999
The fungus that causes this disease is found throughout the world and the United States, often in association with amphibians or reptiles and their excrement.
The National Center for Infectious Diseases, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reported that in Arizona over the last five years, six persons with gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis infection have been identified; three in the first three months of 1999.
All of these patients were initially misdiagnosed, said the CDC.
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