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