Pulmonary coccidioidomycosis acquired during travel-a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge.


Reports of coccidioidomycosis are rare outside the Western hemisphere. We report the case of a 57 year-old Israeli who had returned from California with pneumonia. As his condition had deteriorated despite macrolides and beta-lactams, coccidioidomycosis was suspected. Both sputum culture and serology confirmed the diagnosis. Conventional doses of… (More)


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