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Pathologe. 2013 Nov;34(6):548-51. doi: 10.1007/s00292-013-1834-6.

[Coccidioidomycosis with manifestation on the tongue].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Tropenmedizinische Abteilung, Missionsärztliche Klinik Würzburg, Salvatorstr. 7, 97074, Würzburg, Deutschland,


Systemic mycoses are rare but important differential diagnoses in patients with imported infections. We report the case of a 51-year-old German traveller who acquired coccidioidomycosis during a holiday in Arizona, USA. The disease became apparent several months later primarily as a swelling of the tongue. Subsequent diagnostic investigations revealed infiltration of both lungs. The causal agent Coccidioides posadasii could be cultivated from transbronchial biopsy samples.

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