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coccidioidomycosis

Saturday 8 May 2010

Definition: Coccidioidomycosis is a deep mycosis rare in Europe. Coccidioidomycosis should be considered in any patient who presents with meningitis suggestive of tuberculosis who has traveled to endemic zones. Cutaneous dissemination secondary to a ventricular cardiac shunt is rare.

Digital case

- JRC:5152 : Coccidioidomycosis in lactating breast.

Images

-  coccidioidomycosis : Coccidioides immitis

- Lymphadenitis Infectious: Coccidioides immitis / San Joaquin Valley Fever

- Coccidioidomycotic arthrospores in skin biopsy

Localization

- pulmonary coccidioidomycosis
- cutaneous coccidioidomycosis
- menigeal coccidioidomycosis
- mammary coccidioidomycosis
- nodal coccidioidomycosis

Diagnosis

- In situ hybridization for Coccidioides immitis 5.8S ribosomal RNA sequences in FFPE (20502187)

See also

- Coccidies sp.

  • Coccidioides immitis

- invasive fungal diseases

References

- In situ hybridization for Coccidioides immitis 5.8S ribosomal RNA sequences in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded pulmonary specimens using a locked nucleic acid probe: a rapid means for identification in tissue sections. Montone KT, Litzky LA, Feldman MD, Peterman H, Mathis B, Baliff J, Kaiser LR, Kucharczuk J, Nachamkin I. Diagn Mol Pathol. 2010 Jun;19(2):99-104. PMID: 20502187

- Coccidioidomycosis in a lung transplant recipient acquired from the donor graft in France. Brugière O, Forget E, Biondi G, Métivier AC, Mal H, Dauriat G, Faussart A, Dupont B, Lortholary O, Dromer F. Transplantation. 2009 Dec 15;88(11):1319-20. PMID: 19996932