Primary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis

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Primary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis
Image demonstrates widespread pulmonary disease with associated lymphadenopathy consistent with pulmonary coccidoidomycosis
SpecialtyInfectious disease

Primary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis is an infection caused by inhalation of Coccidioides immitis.[1]: 314  Once pulmonary symptoms subside, about 30% of women and 15% of men will have allergic skin manifestations in the form of erythema nodosum.[1]: 314  A coccidioidoma is a benign localized residual granulomatous lesion or scar that can remain in the lung's tissues following primary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-7216-2921-6.
  2. "Coccidioidoma". Archived from the original on 8 April 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2010.