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Gac Med Mex. 2011 Mar-Apr;147(2):169-71.

[Spontaneous pneumothorax due to pulmonary coccidioidomycosis].

[Article in Spanish]

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Departamento de Radiología e Imagen Adán Pitol Croda, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, México, D.F.


Coccidioidomycosis is a systemic infection caused by the soil fungus Coccidioides immitis. It is endemic in northern Mexico and the southwest part of the United States. Radiologic manifestations are varied. Rupture of a coccidioidal pulmonary cavity with subsequent pneumothorax is a rare clinical event, even in endemic areas. We present a case with a brief review of this rare condition.

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