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To investigate the epidemiology and geographic distribution of histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, and blastomycosis in older persons in the United States, we evaluated a random 5% sample of national Medicare data from 1999 through 2008. We calculated national, regional, and state-based incidence rates and determined 90-day postdiagnosis mortality rates. We(More)
Nocardia spp. cerebral abscesses are rare and usually occur in immunocompromised patients. We report two recent cases of cerebral abscesses due to Nocardia farcinica in immunocompetent patients and review the literature about diagnosis and therapeutic issues. Outcome was good for the two patients following an early identification of the bacteria.(More)
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