DOI: 10.17966/jmi.2023.28.3.74 ISSN: 1226-4709

A Case of Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis Confirmed by Skin Biopsy in Korea

Yi Na Yoon, Ji Won Lim, Hyung Seok Son, Young Ah Cho, Yang Won Lee, Yong Beom Choe, Da-Ae Yu
  • Infectious Diseases

Disseminated coccidioidomycosis is an uncommon fungal infection primarily observed in immunocompromised individuals. Infection typically occurs when individuals inhale fungal spores in endemic areas such as the southwestern United States and parts of Central and South America. However, globalization has increased the number of reported cases outside endemic areas. Herein, we present an unusual case of coccidioidal meningitis, a rare but fatal complication of disseminated coccidioidomycosis, in an immunocompetent patient who previously resided in an endemic area.

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