Otomycosis due to coccidioidomycosis

R. P. Harvey, Demosthenes Pappagianis, J. Cochran, D. A. Stevens

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Abstract

The course and treatment of two patients with otomycosis due to Coccidioides immitis, believed to be the first such cases reported, are described. Both infections appeared due to reactivation of hematogenously disseminated foci. Local and systemic chemotherapy plus surgery resulted in remission, and host immune response also appears to be an important factor. One patient, with systemic lupus erythematosus, required more extensive surgery, more chemotherapy, and reduction in steroid dose to arrest the disease. A combined surgical and chemotherapeutic approach appears necessary when otomycosis is due to invasive fungi such as C. immitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1434-1435
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume138
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978

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Otomycosis
Coccidioides
Coccidioidomycosis
Drug Therapy
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Fungi
Steroids
Infection
Therapeutics

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Otomycosis due to coccidioidomycosis. / Harvey, R. P.; Pappagianis, Demosthenes; Cochran, J.; Stevens, D. A.

In: Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 138, No. 9, 1978, p. 1434-1435.

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Harvey, R. P. ; Pappagianis, Demosthenes ; Cochran, J. ; Stevens, D. A. / Otomycosis due to coccidioidomycosis. In: Archives of Internal Medicine. 1978 ; Vol. 138, No. 9. pp. 1434-1435.
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