The exanthem of acute pulmonary coccidioidomycosis: Clinical and histopathologic features of 3 cases and review of the literature

David J. DiCaudo, James A. Yiannias, Susan D. Laman, Karen E. Warschaw

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Abstract

Background: Coccidioidomycosis may be associated with a reactive generalized cutaneous eruption early in the course of the illness. Detailed descriptions in the literature are scarce. Observations: Wedescribe 3 patients with a florid eruption associated with pulmonary coccidioidomycosis. The exanthem mimicked erythema multiforme clinically but not histologically. In 2 of the patients, the eruption began before the presence of detectable antibodies in the serum. Conclusion: The presence of the exanthem, in combination with fever and/or pneumonia, was a helpful clue to the diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)744-746
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Volume142
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 27 2006

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  • Dermatology

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