Coccidioidomycosis pneumonia in a nonendemic area associated with infliximab.

@article{Dweik2007CoccidioidomycosisPI,
  title={Coccidioidomycosis pneumonia in a nonendemic area associated with infliximab.},
  author={Mahmood O. Dweik and Bruce A. Baethge and Alex G. Duarte},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={100 5},
  pages={
          517-8
        }
}
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, such as infliximab, are highly effective in the management of rheumatoid arthritis; however, these agents are associated with an increased risk of infectious complications. Individuals developing coccidiomycosis pneumonia frequently acquire this while residing in endemic regions. We present a patient with rheumatoid arthritis treated with infliximab who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) from coccidiomycosis pneumonia while residing in a… CONTINUE READING

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