Fine-needle aspiration biopsy of pulmonary coccidiodomycosis. Spectrum of cytologic findings in 73 patients.


Coccidioides immitis, the causal agent of coccidiodomycosis, is endemic in the arid desert regions of Mexico and the southwestern United States. Individuals may acquire the disease through the inhalation of conidia. The majority of infected patients are asymptomatic or exhibit flu-like symptoms. Two percent of infected individuals ultimately demonstrate a… (More)


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