Granulomatous lymphadenitis caused by Coccidioides immitis

M. J. Robinson, R. Fogel

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Abstract

The dimorphic fungus Coccidioides immitis is endemic to regions of the southwestern United States, Mexico, and Central America. The mycelial form is highly infectious and is carried in dust, which is inhaled. The lung is primarily affected. The disease caused by this organism ranges from an asymptomatic form to the disseminated or progressive type. Diagnosis hinges on identification of fungal infection by means of biopsy, culture, serology, or skin testing. Each method has advantages and pitfalls. This report discusses a case of granulomatous lymphadenitis caused by C immitis which was diagnosed in the eastern United States by means of a lymph node biopsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)578-582
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Osteopathic Association
Volume94
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Coccidioides
Lymphadenitis
Southwestern United States
Biopsy
Central America
Mycoses
Serology
Mexico
Dust
Fungi
Lymph Nodes
Lung
Skin

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Granulomatous lymphadenitis caused by Coccidioides immitis. / Robinson, M. J.; Fogel, R.

In: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Vol. 94, No. 7, 01.01.1994, p. 578-582.

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Robinson, M. J. ; Fogel, R. / Granulomatous lymphadenitis caused by Coccidioides immitis. In: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 1994 ; Vol. 94, No. 7. pp. 578-582.
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