Disseminated coccidioidomycosis in a patient with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome

J. E. Wolf, J. R. Little, Demosthenes Pappagianis, G. S. Kobayashi

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Abstract

Disseminated coccidioidomycosis is a recognized but infrequent accompaniment of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). A patient with AIDS, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, and disseminated coccidioidomycosis occurring outside of an endemic area is described. Fungal infection presented atypically with progressive thoracic adenopathy and the development of cold soft tissue abscesses. As is often the case with AIDS, serologic testing proved to be unreliable and tissue biopsy the only means of accurate diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-336
Number of pages6
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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