Opportunistic coccidioidomycosis in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus: prevention issues and priorities.

@article{McNeil1995OpportunisticCI,
  title={Opportunistic coccidioidomycosis in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus: prevention issues and priorities.},
  author={Michael M. McNeil and Neil M Ampel},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1995},
  volume={21 Suppl 1},
  pages={S111-3}
}
Coccidioidomycosis is an uncommon AIDS-defining illness that is endemic in the southwestern United States. In profoundly immunodeficient patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the disease is usually manifest as severe pulmonary infection and is associated with high mortality. Although diagnosis is often made by routine serological tests, these appear to be less sensitive than when used for patients who are not HIV-infected. New ways to diagnose the infection in HIV-infected… CONTINUE READING

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