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By Joseph Wheat (auth.), Gerald L. Mandell MD, Richard D. Diamond MD (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1475793138

ISBN-13: 9781475793130

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The involvement of t he T8 vertebra is clear in both the coronal (A) and sagittal (B) views. In panel B. compression of the spinal cord is evident. ( Courtesy ofDr. William Erly. ) Coccidioidomycosis FtGURE 2-28. Coccidioidomycosis of the central nervous system. Coccidioidomycosis may present as a chronic lymphocytic meningitis with extensive inflammation of the basilar meninges. Both communicating and noncommunicating hydrocephalus may occur. In this magnetic resonance image. the Sylvian aqueduct is patent.

CT scan of the chest from May 1993 confirms a dense left lower lobe infiltrate with multiple areas of necrosis and a small effusion. 8/astomycosis 3-7. Pulmonary blastomycosis in a 35-year-old man with chronic cough. weight loss. and a right upper labe cavitary infiltrate reminiscent of pulmonary tuberculosis. A. Radiograph showing pulmonary blastomycosis. The diagnosis of blastomycosis was suspected on the basis of a positive potassium hydroxide sputum sample and subsequently was confirmed with a positive culture.

Fungal lnfections 3-1 S. Proliferative, plaquelike facial lesion in a patient with pulmonary and cutaneous blastomycosis. The patient was originally believed to have squamous cell carcinoma. Biopsy of the lesion revealed findings of pyogranulomatous inflammation and organisms consistent with Blastomyces dermatitidis. FIGURE FIGURE 3-16. Disseminated cutaneous blastomycosis. Shallow ulcerations diffusely involved the face (A) and extremities (8). Lesions also were present on the trunk and abdomen.

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