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Endemic pulmonary fungal diseases in immunocompetent patients: an emphasis on thoracic imaging.

Expert Rev Respir Med 2019 Mar 31;13(3):263-277. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

a Department of Radiology , Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro , Rio de Janeiro , Brazil.

Introduction: Systemic endemic mycoses are prevalent in specific geographical areas of the world and are responsible for high rates of morbidity and mortality in these populations, and in immigrants and travelers returning from endemic regions. The most common fungal infections that can affect the lungs of immunocompetent patients include histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, blastomycosis, sporotrichosis, aspergillosis, and cryptococcosis. Diagnosis and management of these diseases remain challenging, especially in non-endemic areas due to the lack of experience. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17476348.2019.1571914DOI Listing
March 2019
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Tomographic assessment of thoracic fungal diseases: a pattern and signs approach.

Radiol Bras 2018 Sep-Oct;51(5):313-321

Department of Radiology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

Pulmonary fungal infections, which can be opportunistic or endemic, lead to considerable morbidity and mortality. Such infections have multiple clinical presentations and imaging patterns, overlapping with those of various other diseases, complicating the diagnostic approach. Given the immensity of Brazil, knowledge of the epidemiological context of pulmonary fungal infections in the various regions of the country is paramount when considering their differential diagnoses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0100-3984.2017.0223DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6198837PMC
October 2018
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Coccidioidomycosis in Nonhuman Primates: Pathologic and Clinical Findings.

Vet Pathol 2018 11 2;55(6):905-915. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

2 Southwest National Primate Research Center, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, USA.

Coccidioidomycosis in nonhuman primates has been sporadically reported in the literature. This study describes 22 cases of coccidioidomycosis in nonhuman primates within an endemic region, and 79 cases of coccidioidomycosis from the veterinary literature are also reviewed. The 22 cases included baboons ( n = 10), macaques ( n = 9), and chimpanzees ( n = 3). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0300985818787306DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6385601PMC
November 2018
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Fever after recent travel.

Authors:
Habib Rehman

Cleve Clin J Med 2017 Nov;84(11):840-846

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, Regina, SK, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3949/ccjm.84a.16046DOI Listing
November 2017
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The Imitation Game: A 55-Year-Old Man With a Lung and Adrenal Mass.

J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 2017 10;24(4):e52-e54

*Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA †Department of Hospital Medicine Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH ‡Norton Thoracic Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/LBR.0000000000000397DOI Listing
October 2017
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Spinal Coccidioidomycosis: A Current Review of Diagnosis and Management.

World Neurosurg 2017 Dec 24;108:69-75. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Saint Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: Coccidioidomycosis is an invasive fungal disease that may present with extrathoracic dissemination. Patients with spinal coccidioidomycosis require unique medical and surgical management. We review the risk factors and clinical presentations, discuss the indications for surgical intervention, and evaluate outcomes and complications after medical and surgical management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2017.08.103DOI Listing
December 2017
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[A case of coccidioidomycosis in Turkey imported from the United States of America].

Mikrobiyol Bul 2017 Apr;51(2):183-190

Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Istanbul, Turkey.

Coccidioidomycosis caused by Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii is a rare infectious disease except in endemic regions. In this report the third documented imported case of coccidioidomycosis in Turkey was presented. A thirty-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital with fever and purulent drainage from his chest tube. Read More

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April 2017
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Hydropneumothorax from a Ruptured Coccidioides Cavity.

Authors:
Charles W Lanks

Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2017 Jul;196(2):240

Department of Medicine, Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Torrance, California.

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http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/10.1164/rccm.201702-0381IM
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July 2017
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Executive Summary: 2016 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Coccidioidomycosis.

Clin Infect Dis 2016 09;63(6):717-22

Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona.

It is important to realize that guidelines cannot always account for individual variation among patients. They are not intended to supplant physician judgment with respect to particular patients or special clinical situations. Infectious Diseases Society of America considers adherence to these guidelines to be voluntary, with the ultimate determination regarding their application to be made by the physician in the light of each patient's individual circumstances. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciw538DOI Listing
September 2016
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2016 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Coccidioidomycosis.

Clin Infect Dis 2016 09 27;63(6):e112-46. Epub 2016 Jul 27.

Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona.

It is important to realize that guidelines cannot always account for individual variation among patients. They are not intended to supplant physician judgment with respect to particular patients or special clinical situations. Infectious Diseases Society of America considers adherence to these guidelines to be voluntary, with the ultimate determination regarding their application to be made by the physician in the light of each patient's individual circumstances. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciw360DOI Listing
September 2016
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Thoracic lymphadenopathy in benign diseases: A state of the art review.

Respir Med 2016 Mar 1;112:10-7. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Electronic address:

Lymphadenopathy is a common radiological finding in many thoracic diseases and may be caused by a variety of infectious, inflammatory, and neoplastic conditions. This review aims to describe the patterns of mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy found in benign diseases in immunocompetent patients. Computed tomography is the method of choice for the evaluation of lymphadenopathy, as it is able to demonstrate increased size of individual nodes, abnormalities of the interface between the mediastinum and lung, invasion of surrounding fat, coalescence of adjacent nodes, obliteration of the mediastinal fat, and hypo- and hyperdensity in lymph nodes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2016.01.021DOI Listing
March 2016
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Peritoneal Coccidioidomycosis: a Rare Case Report and Review of the Literature.

J Gastrointestin Liver Dis 2015 Dec;24(4):527-30

Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 USA.

Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection endemic to the southwestern United States that typically causes a self-limited pulmonary illness. Extrapulmonary dissemination is extremely rare and typically localized to the skin, bone, and meninges. The gastrointestinal system has generally been thought to be spared from this disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.15403/jgld.2014.1121.244.cocDOI Listing
December 2015
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Empyema necessitatis: unique presentation in a coccidioidomycosis case.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015 Apr;191(8):964-6

1 Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Monterrey, México.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1164/rccm.201411-1973LEDOI Listing
April 2015
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Case 209: Disseminated coccidioidal spondylodiskitis.

Radiology 2014 Sep;272(3):914-8

From the Department of Radiology, Nassau University Medical Center, 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554.

History A 46-year-old Hispanic man with a medical history of diabetes and hepatitis C and an unclear history of prior infectious disease presented to the emergency department of a community medical center in the northeastern United States with a 3-month history of back pain. The patient was originally from Mexico and had been living in the United States for approximately 1 year. Physical examination at the time of admission was noncontributory. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/radiol.14112328DOI Listing
September 2014
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Pulmonary coccidioidomycosis: pictorial review of chest radiographic and CT findings.

Radiographics 2014 Jul-Aug;34(4):912-25

From the Department of Radiology, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, 14445 Olive View Dr, 2D115, Sylmar, CA 91342 (C.M.J., M.K.P., M.D.); Imaging Services, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif (C.M.J., P.B.); and Department of Radiological Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif (C.M.J., N.B.N., M.K.P., M.D., P.B.).

Pulmonary coccidioidomycosis is a fungal disease endemic to the desert regions of the southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. The incidence of reported disease increased substantially between 1998 and 2011, and the infection is encountered beyond the endemic areas because of a mobile society. The disease is caused by inhalation of spores of Coccidioides species. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1148/rg.344130134DOI Listing
November 2015
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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for patients with pulmonary coccidioidomycosis.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014 Oct 8;148(4):1217-23. Epub 2014 Feb 8.

Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz. Electronic address:

Objective: The study objective was to evaluate the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for removal of pulmonary sequelae of the fungal infection coccidioidomycosis.

Methods: Retrospective chart review of all patients with pulmonary coccidioidomycosis treated surgically at our tertiary care center between January 1, 2009, and August 31, 2012.

Results: Of 2166 patients treated for pulmonary coccidioidomycosis, 58 (2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.02.014DOI Listing
October 2014
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Rare manifestations of coccidioidomycosis.

J La State Med Soc 2013 May-Jun;165(3):137-9

Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, USA.

Involvement of the central nervous system and extrapulmonary sites by Coccidioides immitis is reported primarily in patients with cell-mediated immune deficiency. We present a case of a patient with no prior history of immunosuppression who presented to a public hospital in New Orleans with disseminated Coccidioides infection. Read More

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December 2013
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Pediatric coccidioidomycosis in central California: a retrospective case series.

Clin Infect Dis 2013 Jun 5;56(11):1579-85. Epub 2013 Mar 5.

Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Central California, Madera, CA 93638, USA.

Background: Coccidioidomycosis, an endemic fungal infection seen throughout the southwestern United States, is not well described in children.

Methods: We performed a retrospective observational study of all children admitted to Children's Hospital Central California with coccidioidomycosis from 1 January 2010 to 1 September 2011.

Results: Thirty-three children, aged 6 months to 17 years, were hospitalized during the study period. Read More

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June 2013
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[Clinical problems in medical mycology: problem number 45].

Rev Iberoam Micol 2013 Jan 5;30(1):72-4. Epub 2012 Sep 5.

Unidad Micología, Hospital de Infecciosas Francisco Javier Muñiz, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A 43 year-old diabetic woman, who suffered chronic cough and brown expectoration, is presented in this clinical problem. X-ray exam and CT thorax scan showed a cavitary lung lesion, located at the upper field of the left lung. This lesion had 5 cm in diameter, with a thick wall and a spherical shadow inside. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.riam.2012.07.003DOI Listing
January 2013
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An unusual cause of a pulmonary opacity in a visitor to the UK.

BMJ Case Rep 2012 Aug 8;2012. Epub 2012 Aug 8.

Department of Cardiology, Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK.

A 64-year-old man, resident in Arizona for 3 years, presented with a week-long history of a dry cough and 'flu-like symptoms'. He had recently been renovating his house. A chest radiograph showed a left mid-zone opacity. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4544268PMC
August 2012
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Surgery for other pulmonary fungal infections, Actinomyces, and Nocardia.

Thorac Surg Clin 2012 Aug;22(3):363-74

Department of Surgery, SUNY Downstate, 1158 Church Street, Mobile, AL 36604, USA.

Surgical participation in the management of fungal infections has changed since the advent of effective antimicrobials. Even so, a surgeon may be called on for a variety of reasons, depending on the specific fungal infection and the evolution of thoracic disease. Specific fungal infections are enumerated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.thorsurg.2012.04.002DOI Listing
August 2012
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Multiple lung abscesses caused by Actinomyces graevenitzii mimicking acute pulmonary coccidioidomycosis.

J Clin Microbiol 2012 Sep 3;50(9):3125-8. Epub 2012 Jul 3.

Department of Molecular Microbiology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan.

Actinomyces graevenitzii is a newly recognized Actinomyces species that is seldom isolated from clinical specimens. A case of multiple pulmonary abscesses mimicking acute pulmonary coccidioidomycosis is described in this study, and the findings indicate that this organism is an opportunistic human pathogen. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3421796PMC
September 2012
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Coccidioidomycosis infection presenting with thoracic spinal pain.

PM R 2012 Jun;4(6):450-5

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Newton Wellesley Hospital/Spaulding Framingham 570 Worcester Rd (Rte 9) Framingham, MA 01702, USA.

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June 2012
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Pulmonary infections imitating lung cancer: clinical presentation and therapeutical approach.

Ir J Med Sci 2013 Mar 17;182(1):73-80. Epub 2012 May 17.

Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, Klinikum Nürnberg Nord, Nürnberg, Germany.

Background: Pulmonary infections occasionally present with infectious pseudotumour of the lung not easily distinguishable from true pulmonary neoplasm. In such cases, radiographic findings and clinical manifestation are highly suggestive of lung cancer. These inflammatory lung lesions cause significant diagnostic problems and appropriate therapy is often considerably delayed. Read More

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March 2013
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[Coccidioidomycosis presenting as a pulmonary nodule after pneumonia].

Rev Mal Respir 2011 Nov 15;28(9):1162-6. Epub 2011 Oct 15.

Service de pneumologie, nouvelle clinique de l'Union, 31240 Saint-Jean, France.

Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection endemic in the south west of the United States. Sixty percent of infected individuals remain asymptomatic. Symptomatic disease manifests itself with variable signs such as pneumonia, pleural effusion, empyema or acute respiratory distress syndrome. Read More

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November 2011
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Pneumothorax in a young man in Brooklyn, New York.

Clin Infect Dis 2011 Dec;53(12):1255, 1296-7

Division of Infectious Diseases, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York 11219, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cir640DOI Listing
December 2011
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Surgical management of coccidioidomycosis of the spine: clinical article.

J Neurosurg Spine 2011 Oct 8;15(4):441-6. Epub 2011 Jul 8.

Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Object: Coccidioides immitis is a dimorphous fungus endemic in the southwestern US and northern Mexico. While its primary presentation is pulmonary, it can have devastating neurological sequelae.

Methods: The authors provide a retrospective review with long-term follow-up between 1986 and 2008 at a single institution. Read More

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October 2011
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Not just a simple pneumothorax.

Pediatr Infect Dis J 2011 Apr;30(4):361, 364

University of Arizona, School of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA.

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April 2011
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Peripheral blood eosinophilia as a clue to the diagnosis of an occult Coccidioides infection.

Hum Pathol 2011 Mar 3;42(3):449-53. Epub 2011 Jan 3.

Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.

A marked peripheral blood eosinophilia is an uncommon finding in a complete blood count (CBC). According to Wardlaw and Kay (Eosinophils and Their Disorders. In: Beutler E, Lichtman MA, Coller BS, Kipps TJ, Seligsohn U, editors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humpath.2010.09.005DOI Listing
March 2011
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An official American Thoracic Society statement: Treatment of fungal infections in adult pulmonary and critical care patients.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2011 Jan;183(1):96-128

With increasing numbers of immune-compromised patients with malignancy, hematologic disease, and HIV, as well as those receiving immunosupressive drug regimens for the management of organ transplantation or autoimmune inflammatory conditions, the incidence of fungal infections has dramatically increased over recent years. Definitive diagnosis of pulmonary fungal infections has also been substantially assisted by the development of newer diagnostic methods and techniques, including the use of antigen detection, polymerase chain reaction, serologies, computed tomography and positron emission tomography scans, bronchoscopy, mediastinoscopy, and video-assisted thorascopic biopsy. At the same time, the introduction of new treatment modalities has significantly broadened options available to physicians who treat these conditions. Read More

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http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/rccm.2008-740ST
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January 2011
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Coccidioidal meningitis: clinical presentation and management in the fluconazole era.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2010 Sep;89(5):251-84

Cedars Sinai-UCLA Affilialted Multicampus Infectious Disease Program, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Despite the advent of new antifungal agents, coccidioidal meningitis (CM) remains a difficult-to-treat condition with significant morbidity and mortality. In this study we directly compare the clinical presentation and management of patients with Coccidioides immitis meningitis in the azole era (after 1980) to that of a cohort of patients from the pre-azole era. We reviewed 30 CM cases seen at 3 Los Angeles hospitals between the years 1993 to 2008 ("2008 cohort") and compared them to 31 patients ("1980 cohort") described by Bouza et al in a previous study. Read More

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September 2010
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In situ hybridization for Coccidioides immitis 5.8S ribosomal RNA sequences in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded pulmonary specimens using a locked nucleic acid probe: a rapid means for identification in tissue sections.

Diagn Mol Pathol 2010 Jun;19(2):99-104

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.

Coccidioides immitis/Coccidioides posadasii are common causes of pulmonary infection in certain geographic areas, and are highly infectious when working with culture isolates in the laboratory. Rapid techniques to accurately identify this pathogen in tissues may be of benefit for diagnosis and in limiting the exposure of laboratory personnel to this agent. Locked nucleic acids (LNA) are modified nucleotides in which a ribonucleoside is linked between the 2'-oxygen and the 4'-carbon atoms with a methylene unit. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PDM.0b013e3181b3aa55DOI Listing
June 2010
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Surgery for pulmonary coccidioidomycosis: a 10-year experience.

Ann Thorac Surg 2009 Dec;88(6):1765-72

Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

Background: Coccidioidomycosis results from infection with Coccidioides species endemic to the southwestern United States. The mobile US population has resulted in incremental cases being found throughout the world. The fungal infection can result in pulmonary sequelae, including nodules, cavities, and complications requiring treatment by the thoracic surgeon. Read More

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December 2009
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Fatal acute respiratory distress syndrome in a patient with paracoccidioidomycosis: first case report.

Med Mycol 2010 May;48(3):542-5

Laboratory of Dermatology and Immunodeficiencies, and Laboratory of Medical Mycology, Dermatology Division, Hospital das Clinicas, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.

Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic mycosis that is usually acquired early in life by inhalation of conidia which convert in the lungs into yeast forms; these in turn trigger an inflammatory process. This mycosis may appear as an acute/subacute form or a chronic, adult form. Acute/subacute presentations can be observed in children and young adults, with the reticuloendothelial system frequently involved but the lungs are usually spared or present with mild clinical or radiological alterations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13693780903330563DOI Listing
May 2010
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Point-source outbreak of coccidioidomycosis in construction workers.

Epidemiol Infect 2010 Apr 22;138(4):507-11. Epub 2009 Oct 22.

Infectious Diseases Branch, Division of Communicable Disease Control, Center for Infectious Diseases, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, CA, USA.

Coccidioidomycosis results from inhaling spores of the fungus Coccidioides spp. in soil or airborne dust in endemic areas. We investigated an outbreak of coccidioidomycosis in a 12-person civilian construction crew that excavated soil during an underground pipe installation on Camp Roberts Military Base, California in October 2007. Read More

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April 2010
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Relationship between radiographic hilar lymphadenopathy and serologic titers for Coccidioides sp. in dogs in an endemic region.

Vet Radiol Ultrasound 2008 Nov-Dec;49(6):501-3

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, 612 Hoerlein Hall, Auburn, AL 36849, USA.

Hilar lymphadenopathy is a common radiographic finding in coccidioides infections. Serologic studies are used most often for the diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis in endemic areas, with IgG titers > 1:8 considered positive for infection and lower IgG titers of < 1:8 considered indicative of exposure and not necessarily related to organism presence. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship of hilar lymphadenopathy to coccidioidomycosis titers for dogs in an endemic area. Read More

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January 2009
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Coccidioidal pericarditis: a rapid presumptive diagnosis by an in-house antigen confirmed by mycological and molecular methods.

J Med Microbiol 2008 Oct;57(Pt 10):1288-92

Specialized Medical Mycology Center, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.

Coccidioidal pericarditis is a condition found in approximately 1-5% of patients infected by Coccidioides species. It is associated with widely diverse clinical symptoms. This paper reports a case of coccidioidal pericarditis diagnosed by an in-house Coccidioides posadasii antigen and confirmed with mycological and molecular methods. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.2008/002428-0DOI Listing
October 2008
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Coccidioidomycosis in dogs and cats: a review.

J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2008 Sep-Oct;44(5):226-35

College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University. Her current address is St. Francis 24-Hr Animal Hospital, Vancouver, Washington 98682, USA.

The dimorphic fungi Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii are the causative agents of coccidioidomycosis. Dogs and cats residing in and visiting endemic areas are at risk of exposure to infectious arthrospores. The primary infection is pulmonary and frequently results in chronic cough. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5326/0440226DOI Listing
November 2008
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Photo quiz. A 53-year-old man with a large air bubble in his chest.

Clin Infect Dis 2008 Sep;47(6):823-4; 853-5

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Michigan Medical School, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

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September 2008
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[Case of pulmonary coccidioidomycosis presented with multiple infiltrative opacities].

Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi 2008 May;46(5):390-4

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Fukui Prefectural Hospital.

A 54-year-old man was admitted to our hospital to be operated on for inguinal hernia, but complained of dry cough and cervical lymph nodes swelling after traveling to California in the United States. The chest X-ray films taken on admission showed consolidations in both lungs. The laboratory data revealed an increase in white blood cell counts with eosinophilia, and elevated ESR, IgE and beta-D-glucan. Read More

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May 2008
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[Imported disease].

Med Mal Infect 2008 Jun 15;38(6):291-2. Epub 2008 Feb 15.

Service des maladies infectieuses et tropicales, faculté de médecine Paris-5, centre d'infectiologie Necker-Pasteur, hôpital Necker-Enfants-Malades, 149, rue de Sèvres, 75743 Paris cedex 15, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medmal.2007.08.005DOI Listing
June 2008
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Imaging of bacterial pulmonary infection in the immunocompetent patient.

Semin Roentgenol 2007 Apr;42(2):122-45

Department of Radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Pulmonary infection is a common reason for imaging of the lung and a common incidental finding in immunocompetent patients. Findings on chest radiography are nonspecific in defining acute infection; however, the radiologist should be aware of classically described patterns of infection, including air space, bronchopneumonia, and interstitial patterns. The radiologist must also be aware of potential limitations of the sensitivity of chest radiography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.ro.2006.08.008DOI Listing
April 2007
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Coccidioidomycosis in persons infected with HIV-1.

Authors:
Neil M Ampel

Ann N Y Acad Sci 2007 Sep 15;1111:336-42. Epub 2007 Mar 15.

Medical Service (1-111), SAVAHCS, 3601 S. Sixth Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85723, USA.

Coccidioidomycosis is a recognized opportunistic infection in those with HIV-1 infection. The major risk factor is immunodeficiency, particularly when the peripheral blood CD4 T lymphocyte count is below 250/muL. There are many manifestations of coccidioidomycosis during HIV-1 infection, including diffuse, reticulonodular pneumonia, focal primary pneumonia, and disease disseminated beyond the thoracic cavity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1196/annals.1406.033DOI Listing
September 2007
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Thoracic radiology of infections emerging after natural disasters.

J Thorac Imaging 2006 Nov;21(4):265-75

Department of Radiology, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, USA.

When natural disasters demolish shelter, destroy sources of clean drinking water, and disrupt the availability of medical care, vast numbers of people are placed at increased risk of disease. The infectious diseases that propagate under these conditions are usually common ones. Occasionally, a natural disaster alters the local environment in ways that markedly increase the prevalence of a disease that is endemic to a geographic region, occurring only as isolated cases under normal conditions. Read More

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November 2006
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A 19-year-old pregnant woman with a skin lesion and respiratory failure.

Chest 2006 Aug;130(2):611-5

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Critical Care and Pulmonary Services, Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA 93305, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1378/chest.130.2.611DOI Listing
August 2006
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Pulmonary fungal infection: imaging findings in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients.

Eur J Radiol 2006 Sep 24;59(3):371-83. Epub 2006 May 24.

Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 50, Ilwon-Dong, Kangnam-Ku, Seoul 135-710, Republic of Korea.

Histoplasmosis is the most common endemic mycosis in North America, and is followed by coccidioidomycosis and blastomycosis. Although the majority of these infections in immunocompetent persons are self-limited, some patients can develop severe pneumonitis or various forms of chronic pulmonary infection. Cryptococcoci, Aspergillus, Candidas, and Mucorals are ubiquitous organisms, which may affect immunocompromised patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrad.2006.04.017DOI Listing
September 2006
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Unusual forms of immature sporulating Coccidioides immitis diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy.

Arch Pathol Lab Med 2006 Jan;130(1):97-100

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-UMDNJ, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Coccidioidomycosis is an endemic infection acquired by inhalation of the spores (arthroconidia) of the thermally dimorphic fungus, Coccidioides immitis. The arthroconidia transform into spherical cells called mature spherules in the lung. Immature spherules and other atypical forms of immature C immitis have rarely been found in vivo. Read More

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January 2006
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Comparison of Coccidioides immitis serological antibody titres between forms of clinical coccidioidomycosis in horses.

Vet J 2007 Jan 24;173(1):118-23. Epub 2005 Oct 24.

Loomis Basin Large Animal Services, Loomis, CA 95650, USA.

A retrospective study was performed to determine if there is an association between serological Coccidioides immitis antibody titres (IgG) and form/severity of coccidioidal disease in horses, and to identify trends in survival and treatment success based on the form of the disease. Data were obtained on horses with positive serological titres tested at the Coccidioidomycosis Serology Laboratory, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis from 1981 to 2004. Thirty-nine cases in which a diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis had been made were selected for inclusion. Read More

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January 2007
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Mediastinal mass in a 27-year-old man. Extrapulmonary Coccidioides immitis.

Arch Pathol Lab Med 2005 May;129(5):699-700

Department of Pathology, Orlando Regional Health Care, Orlando, Fla 32806, USA.

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May 2005
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Coccidioidomycosis of the lung contracted abroad.

Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2005 Mar;53(3):173-5

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Coccidioides immitis is endemic in the southwestern United States. Coccidioidomycosis is rare in Japan, but the number of coccidioidomycosis cases from overseas is expected to increase markedly in the near future. A 33-year-old Japanese man with coccidioidomycosis who had lived in Arizona presented to our hospital. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11748-005-0028-4
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March 2005
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