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Peralaya Bailangadi N, Shripathi R, Tarikere Nagaraj R K. An Experience From a Pleural Effusion Patient: A Rare Case of Coccidioidomycosis. Iran J Med Microbiol. 2021; 15 (4) :477-479
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1- Department of Microbiology, Lombard paramedical College and Allied Health Sciences and Hospital, Udupi, India , peralaya@gmail.com
2- Department of Pulmonary Medicine, KVG Medical College, Sullia, India
3- Department of Microbiology, Lombard paramedical College and Allied Health Sciences and Hospital, Udupi, India
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Pulmonary coccidioidomycosis is an infection in the lungs caused by the fungus Coccidioides. The disease is very rare in India and only a few cases have been reported so far. The diagnosis of pulmonary coccidioidomycosis is very challenging because it mimics other lower respiratory tract infections. Both clinical suspicion and laboratory confirmation plays a very important role in the diagnosis of this infection and in resource limited settings only culture and microscopy play a vital role in the diagnosis. Early diagnosis helps in appropriate therapy to avoid later complications.

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Type of Study: Case report | Subject: Medical Mycology
Received: 2021/02/23 | Accepted: 2021/07/10 | ePublished: 2021/08/16

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