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A Case of Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis with Pelvic Bone and Paravertebral Abscess
Jun Chul Park, M.D.1, Joon Hyung Kim, M.D.1, Nam Su Ku, M.D.1, Keun Ho Lee, M.D.1, You Kung Choi, M.D.1Yong Ho Lee, M.D.1, Young Keun Kim, M.D.1,4, Myung Su Kim, M.D.1,4, Yong Goo Song, M.D.1,4, So Youn Shin, M.D.1,4, Yeon A Kim, M.D.1,4 and Yoon Seon P
Departments of Internal Medicine1, Pathology2 and Laboratory Medicine3, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, AIDS research institute4
Vol.38 Num.5 (p296~299)
Coccidioidomycosis results from inhaling the spores (arthroconidia) of Coccidioides species (Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii), and is endemic in the southern United States. An even smaller proportion of all infections result in illnesses related to extrapulmonary infection. We report a case of coccidioidomycosis manifested as pelvic bone and paravertebral abscess in a Korean who has visited LA. Culture and pathology from the pelvic bone and paravertebral mass revealed Coccidioides immitis, and a diagnosis of disseminated coccidioidomycosis was made.
Keywords : Coccidioides immitis, Coccidioidomycosis, Paravertebral abscess