Constrictive pericarditis due to coccidiomycosis.

@article{Faul1999ConstrictivePD,
  title={Constrictive pericarditis due to coccidiomycosis.},
  author={John L. Faul and Kimberly Kay Hoang and Joseph D. Schmoker and Randall H. Vagelos and Gerald J. Berry},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={
          1407-9
        }
}
Coccidiomycosis is a fungal infection that rarely causes cardiac disease. Constrictive pericarditis in the setting of disseminated coccidiomycosis can be fatal, despite antifungal therapy and pericardiectomy. We report on a patient with constrictive pericarditis due to localized infection by Coccidioides immitis. The patient underwent successful surgical pericardiectomy and antifungal chemotherapy, and remains well 1 year later. 
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