Pulmonary manifestations of coccidioidomycosis

J. S L Wong, S. J. Herman, A. De Hoyos, G. L. Weisbrod

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Abstract

Pulmonary coccidioidomycosis is a fungal disease seen primarily in the southwestern United States and Mexico. However, with the advent of mass travel it is being seen increasingly in countries outside the zone where it is endemic. Pulmonary coccidioidomycosis, which has a high infectivity, is acquired by inhalation of fungal arthrospores. Its infectivity is increased in immunosuppressed patients, particularly those with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Because of these factors, it is important for radiologists (particularly those practising outside the area of endemicity) to recognize the various manifestations of this disease. The authors review the major clinical syndromes and their radiologic manifestations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Association of Radiologists Journal
Volume45
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

Keywords

  • Coccidioides immitis
  • acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • chest radiography
  • coccidioidomycosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Wong, J. S. L., Herman, S. J., De Hoyos, A., & Weisbrod, G. L. (1994). Pulmonary manifestations of coccidioidomycosis. Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, 45(2), 87-92.