Coccidioidomycosis Involving the Cranium: A Case Report and Review of Current Literature

Author(s): Suresh J. Antony, Monisha S. Parikh, Glen Friedman

Journal Name: Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets
(Formerly Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders)

Volume 15 , Issue 3 , 2015

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We report a case of Coccidioidomycosis of the cranium that presented as a cystlike structure with adjoining bone destruction in a 40-year-old patient with underlying rheumatoid arthritis that was treated with a combination of lipid amphotericin B and longterm fluconazole. We also discuss the common risk factors and presentations of this unusual extra-pulmonary form of Coccidioidomycosis.

Keywords: Coccidioidomycosis, osteomyelitis, skull.

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Year: 2015
Page: [202 - 206]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1871526515666150724101823
Price: $65

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