Gastrointestinal dissemination of coccidiomycosis

I. M. Weisman, A. J. Moreno, Allan L Parker

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Abstract

An unusual case of extensive gastrointestinal involvement by the fungus Coccidioides immitis is reported in a 21-yr-old man. This unique case demonstrates the occurrence of this fungus within chylous ascites, the mesentery, and invasion of the entire length of the small bowel. Histological and cultural documentation for gastrointestinal tract involvement by C. immitis other than for the rare occurrence of peritonitis has not been previously reported. The significance of disseminated gastrointestinal coccidioidomycosis in the setting of chylous ascites and extensive abdominal lymphatic involvement is discussed with respect to its pathogenesis and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-593
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume81
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Chylous Ascites
Coccidioides
Fungi
Coccidioidomycosis
Mesentery
Peritonitis
Documentation
Gastrointestinal Tract
Therapeutics

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Weisman, I. M., Moreno, A. J., & Parker, A. L. (1986). Gastrointestinal dissemination of coccidiomycosis. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 81(7), 589-593.

Gastrointestinal dissemination of coccidiomycosis. / Weisman, I. M.; Moreno, A. J.; Parker, Allan L.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 81, No. 7, 1986, p. 589-593.

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Weisman, IM, Moreno, AJ & Parker, AL 1986, 'Gastrointestinal dissemination of coccidiomycosis', American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 81, no. 7, pp. 589-593.
Weisman IM, Moreno AJ, Parker AL. Gastrointestinal dissemination of coccidiomycosis. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 1986;81(7):589-593.
Weisman, I. M. ; Moreno, A. J. ; Parker, Allan L. / Gastrointestinal dissemination of coccidiomycosis. In: American Journal of Gastroenterology. 1986 ; Vol. 81, No. 7. pp. 589-593.
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