Coccidioidomycosis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients

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Abstract

Note From Dr. Merle. A. Sande –Coccidioidomycosis is at best a complicated fungal infection; often it is life-threatening. Coccidioidomycosis is confined epidemiologically to the southwestern region of the USA, and most cases have occurred in that area, particularly in Arizona. However, we have seen several cases in San Francisco in patients with only a history of travel to endemic areas. In part because ofits regional distribution, information about the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment ofpatients with coccidioidomycosis has lagged behind information about other, more commonly encountered AIDS-associated opportunistic infections. Drs. Galgiani and Ampel have probably had the largest single experience with coccidioidomycosis in individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. These specialists share their experience and make recommendations as to how these complicated conditions should be approached.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1165-1169
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume162
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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