Coccidioidal meningitis in New York traced to Texas by fungal genomic analysis

Bridget M. Barker, Sujatha Rajan, Marcus De Melo Teixeira, Michelle Sewnarine, Chandler Roe, David M. Engelthaler, John N. Galgiani

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Abstract

A child developed hydrocephalus. Sixteen months later, it was discovered to be a complication of coccidioidal meningitis. The infection's source was uncertain until genomic analysis of the fungal isolate identified its origin to be a visit to Beeville, Texas. Improved national reporting of cases of coccidioidomycosis might reduce diagnostic delays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1060-1062
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume69
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 30 2019

Keywords

  • Coccidioides
  • epidemiology
  • fungal genomics
  • meningitis
  • pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Barker, B. M., Rajan, S., De Melo Teixeira, M., Sewnarine, M., Roe, C., Engelthaler, D. M., & Galgiani, J. N. (2019). Coccidioidal meningitis in New York traced to Texas by fungal genomic analysis. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 69(6), 1060-1062. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz052