Fungal Infections

  • Author: William G. Powderly, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 6/18/19 (What's New)

Summary

  • Coccidioidomycosis can present as pneumonia, disseminated infection, or meningitis[Fish 1990]
    • Pneumonia is associated with cough, shortness of breath, and pulmonary infiltrates; hilar adenopathy and pleural effusions may be observed on radiographs
    • Disseminated disease is associated with generalized lymphadenopathy, skin nodules or ulcers, and bone and joint involvement

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