Thursday, November 12, 2009

Endemic mycoses

We're talking, of course, about histo, blasto and cocci.

Here are a couple of pearls from a review in Clinics in Chest Medicine:

All can present as “CAP.” Coccidioidomycosis accounted for 29% of CAP cases in one Arizona survey!

Endemic mycoses, particularly blasto, can present as ARDS.

A systematic approach to diagnosis is outlined.

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