Dorothy L Gilbertson-Dahdal

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Heterotopic ossification refers to formation of lamellar bone in soft tissues. The etiology is diverse and includes genetic, post-traumatic, and metabolic causes. Elicitation of bone morphogenic proteins are thought to play a key role in the pathogenic process. Initially, heterotopic ossification presents a clinical and radiographic challenge in that it can(More)
We report the case of a 16-year-old female with genetic immunodeficiency in whom pulmonary coccidioidomycosis became disseminated. Most infections due to Coccidioides immitis are self-limited and resolve over a period of weeks to months without specific treatment. In rare cases, especially those associated with immunodeficiency, the disease is found outside(More)
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