Coccidioidomycosis in California : regional outbreak, global diagnostic challenge.
Beginning in 1991, case reports of coccidioidomycosis in California increased dramatically, pursuant to a variety of natural and demographic factors.
This highly infectious fungal disease with propensity to disseminate widely, mimic other conditions, and cause pathology at locations distant in place and time is readily treatable if recognized at an early stage.
The concentration of military bases in endemic areas and the mobility of military personnel suggest a heightened potential for case presentations elsewhere and a need for elevated diagnostic suspicion on the part of military physicians worldwide.
We review three cases of disseminated disease recently referred to our facility.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Mycose, Diagnostic, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etude cas, Coccidioïdomycose, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Mycosis, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Human, Case study, Coccidioidomycosis, California, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 95-0504793
Code Inist : 002B05D02K3. Création : 01/03/1996.