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Disseminated coccidioidomycosis with molluscum-like lesions, diffuse lymphadenopathy, and splenomegaly in an immunocompetent patient

Authors Fonocho E, Murray R, Aydin N

Received 23 April 2017

Accepted for publication 6 June 2017

Published 20 July 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 251—254

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IMCRJ.S140261

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Amy Norman

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas


Ernest Fonocho,1 Richard Murray,2 Nail Aydin,1

1Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2Department of Radiology, NorthWest Texas Healthcare System, Amarillo, TX, USA


Abstract: Coccidioidomycosis is caused by a dimorphic fungus species endemic to the arid and semi-arid regions of the Americas. The species have a terranean habitat producing a primary pulmonary infection by inhalation of arthroconidia. We describe a case of extrapulmonary ­coccidioidomycosis presenting with extensive lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, and florid cutaneous lesions. This case is intended to heighten clinical suspicion in patients with risk factors.

Keywords: rare, manifestation, disease, florid, facial, papules

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