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Traveller's coccidioidomycosis: case report of pulmonary infection diagnosed in Israel.

By E Lefler, D Weiler-Ravell, D Merzbach, O Ben-Izhak and L A Best


A 60-year-old temporary Israeli resident travelled to Arizona, developed an influenzalike infection, and returned with a space-occupying lesion in the lung. Since the patient was a heavy smoker, lung cancer was suspected and he was operated on. A granuloma was reported on frozen sections, and Coccidioides immitis was revealed on stained preparations and by microbiological investigation. Coccidioidomycosis is unusual in Israel; therefore, it is important to be aware of this mycosis in patients who have a history of recent visits to areas of endemicity in North America, Central America, and South America

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1992
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