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Revista americana de medicina respiratoria

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VILLA, Josefina et al. Una causa poco frecuente de empiema en un varón inmunocompetente. Rev. am. med. respir. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.1, pp.61-74. ISSN 1852-236X.

Coccidioidomycosis is a systemic mycosis endemic in America, caused by Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii. Most of the infections are mild and self-limited; only a few of them develop a serious lung disease and a much smaller proportion cause a systemic disease. A few cases of infections complicating the pleural space infections have been reported in the literature. We present a case of an immunocompetent patient, with a pulmonary Coccidiodiomycosis with extensive cavitary dissease associated to empyema.

Keywords : Coccidioidomycosis; Systemic endemic mycosis; Pleural space infections; Empyema.

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