Coccidioidomycosis acquired in Washington State

Nicola Marsden-Haug, Marcia Goldoft, Cindy Ralston, Ajit P. Limaye, Jimmy Chua, Heather Hill, Larry Jecha, George Richard Thompson, Tom Chiller

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Abstract

Clinical, laboratory, and epidemiologic evidence suggest that 3 individuals with acute coccidioidomycosis were exposed in Washington State, significantly beyond previously identified endemic areas. Given the patients' lack of recent travel, coccidioidomycosis was not suspected, leading to delays in diagnosis and appropriate therapy. Clinicians should be aware of this possibility and consider the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)847-850
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume56
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2013

Keywords

  • Coccidioides
  • coccidioidomycosis
  • endemic fungi
  • Washington

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Marsden-Haug, N., Goldoft, M., Ralston, C., Limaye, A. P., Chua, J., Hill, H., Jecha, L., Thompson, G. R., & Chiller, T. (2013). Coccidioidomycosis acquired in Washington State. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 56(6), 847-850. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cis1028