Routine CSF Analysis in Coccidioidomycosis Is Not Required

  title={Routine CSF Analysis in Coccidioidomycosis Is Not Required},
  author={George Thompson and Sharon Davis Yi Wang and Robert S Bercovitch and Michael Anthony Bolaris and Dane Van Den Akker and Sandra Taylor and Rodrigo Roca Lopez and Antonio Catanzaro and Jos{\'e} Cadena and Peter V. Chin-Hong and Brad J. Spellberg},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Although routinely done, there has been no evaluation of the utility of performing routine cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination in patients with active coccidioidomycosis and high complement fixation (IgG) antibody titers or other risk factors for disseminated infection. In our review 100% of patients diagnosed with coccidioidal meningitis had at least one sign or symptom consistent with infection of the central nervous system, headache was present in 100% of those with meningitis, while no… CONTINUE READING
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