Constrictive pericarditis due to coccidiomycosis.

  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},
  volume={68 4},
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.