Cutaneous coccidiomycosis presenting with a facial plaque.

@article{Watson2019CutaneousCP,
  title={Cutaneous coccidiomycosis presenting with a facial plaque.},
  author={Ian T Watson and Era Murzaku},
  journal={Proceedings},
  year={2019},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={
          88-89
        }
}
We present the case of a 55-year-old black man with coccidiomycosis presenting as a cutaneous plaque on the upper lip. Coccidiomycosis, or "valley fever," is caused by the virulent, dimorphic, soil-dwelling fungus Coccidiodes immitis. Seen in up to 50% of symptomatic patients, skin involvement by coccidiomycosis can present as papules, pustules, plaques, nodules, abscesses, or ulcerations. Diagnosis of coccidiomycosis relies on serology and identification in clinical specimens, and first-line… CONTINUE READING
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