Cutaneous coccidiomycosis presenting with a facial plaque

Ian T. Watson, Era Murzaku

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Abstract

We present the case of a 55-year-old black man with coccidiomycosis presenting as a cutaneous plaque on the upper lip. Coccidiomycosis, or “valley fever,” is caused by the virulent, dimorphic, soil-dwelling fungus Coccidiodes immitis. Seen in up to 50% of symptomatic patients, skin involvement by coccidiomycosis can present as papules, pustules, plaques, nodules, abscesses, or ulcerations. Diagnosis of coccidiomycosis relies on serology and identification in clinical specimens, and first-line treatment includes fluconazole, ketoconazole, or itraconazole. Recognizing the cutaneous manifestations of this mycotic infection is essential for diagnosis in otherwise asymptomatic patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-89
Number of pages2
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2019

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Coccidioidomycosis
Skin Manifestations
Skin
Ketoconazole
Itraconazole
Fluconazole
Serology
Lip
Abscess
Fungi
Soil
Infection
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Coccidiomycosis
  • fungus
  • infection
  • skin lesion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Cutaneous coccidiomycosis presenting with a facial plaque. / Watson, Ian T.; Murzaku, Era.

In: Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, Vol. 32, No. 1, 02.01.2019, p. 88-89.

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