Coccidioidomycosis in persons infected with HIV-1.

  title={Coccidioidomycosis in persons infected with HIV-1.},
  author={Neil M Ampel},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • Neil M Ampel
  • Published 2007 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Coccidioidomycosis is a recognized opportunistic infection in those with HIV-1 infection. The major risk factor is immunodeficiency, particularly when the peripheral blood CD4 T lymphocyte count is below 250/muL. There are many manifestations of coccidioidomycosis during HIV-1 infection, including diffuse, reticulonodular pneumonia, focal primary pneumonia, and disease disseminated beyond the thoracic cavity. Diagnosis is based on serology, culture and histopathologic identification. Two… CONTINUE READING


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