Classic and contemporary imaging of coccidioidomycosis

John P McGahan, D. S. Graves, P. E S Palmer, R. C. Stadalnik, A. B. Dublin

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Abstract

Coccidioidomycosis is a systemic infection caused by the soil fungus Coccidiodes immitis and is endemic in northern Mexico and the southwest part of the United States, including Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Isolated human infections have also been reported from Central and South America. In recent years, because the endemic zone has become a major area of population growth and tourism, this infection may be seen in any part of North America. Travelers or those recently transferred from an endemic area may present a puzzling clinical illness and radiographic picture. An even greater diagnostic challenge is the disseminated infection which can devastate the patient many weeks after the primary exposure, and long after the visit to a significant geographic area. Disseminated coccidioidomycosis will be fatal in the majority of cases unless the etiology is recognized and treated. The classic radiographic manifestations of primary disseminated coccidioidomycosis are well documented, but no report has reviewed the findings in conjunction with helpful modern imaging methods such as computed tomography and radionuclide studies. We have reviewed over 300 published articles on coccidioidomycosis, and to these we have added our own experience with 90 cases of primary coccidioidomycosis and 43 cases of disseminated infection. Discussion of epidemiology, pathology, clinical presentations, and treatment are limited to influences on the radiographic and scintigraphic findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)393-404
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume136
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981

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Coccidioidomycosis
Infection
Emission-Computed Tomography
Central America
Clinical Pathology
South America
Population Growth
North America
Mexico
Epidemiology
Fungi
Soil

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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McGahan, J. P., Graves, D. S., Palmer, P. E. S., Stadalnik, R. C., & Dublin, A. B. (1981). Classic and contemporary imaging of coccidioidomycosis. American Journal of Roentgenology, 136(2), 393-404.

Classic and contemporary imaging of coccidioidomycosis. / McGahan, John P; Graves, D. S.; Palmer, P. E S; Stadalnik, R. C.; Dublin, A. B.

In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 136, No. 2, 1981, p. 393-404.

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McGahan, JP, Graves, DS, Palmer, PES, Stadalnik, RC & Dublin, AB 1981, 'Classic and contemporary imaging of coccidioidomycosis', American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 136, no. 2, pp. 393-404.
McGahan JP, Graves DS, Palmer PES, Stadalnik RC, Dublin AB. Classic and contemporary imaging of coccidioidomycosis. American Journal of Roentgenology. 1981;136(2):393-404.
McGahan, John P ; Graves, D. S. ; Palmer, P. E S ; Stadalnik, R. C. ; Dublin, A. B. / Classic and contemporary imaging of coccidioidomycosis. In: American Journal of Roentgenology. 1981 ; Vol. 136, No. 2. pp. 393-404.
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