Influenza challenging the diagnosis and management of pulmonary coccidioidomycosis

Luis David Chora-Hernández, Beatriz Sereno-Gómez, Francisco Ruiz-Martínez, Juan Manuel Barajas-Magallon, Miguel Ruiz-Jiménez, Dora E. Corzo-Leon* (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

Lower respiratory infections are the most important cause of death due to a transmissible disease. We present a case of severe influenza and coccidioidomycosis lung coinfection in a 65-year-old Mexican migrant. This case highlights the challenges that respiratory viruses impose on the diagnosis of fungal infections and on the multidisciplinary management of these infections. In addition, this case shows how medical complications and superinfections could be potentially prevented if flu vaccination is provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
JournalMedical mycology case reports
Volume29
Early online date17 Jul 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Influenza
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Coinfection

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