A case of a positive coccidioides stool culture in an immunocompetent patient with disseminated coccidioidomycosis

Abstract

Coccidioidomycosis (CM) is an infection caused by the coccidioides fungus. The spectrum of the disease ranges from a mild upper respiratory illness to severe disseminated infection that could affects the bones, joints, skin, central nervous system, and the gastrointestinal tract. Previous reports of a positive stool culture in the setting of disseminated CM are extremely rare. Herein, we describe a case of a 43-year-old immunocompetent patient with disseminated CM and evidence of positive coccidioides stool culture.

DOI: 10.1016/j.idcr.2017.04.008

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@inproceedings{Alfreijat2017ACO, title={A case of a positive coccidioides stool culture in an immunocompetent patient with disseminated coccidioidomycosis}, author={Majd Alfreijat and Brian G Wilhelmi}, booktitle={IDCases}, year={2017} }