Fungal perianal abscess as the initial presentation of disseminated coccidioidomycosis

Christian Olivo-Freites, Oscar E. Gallardo-Huizar, Christopher J. Graber, Kevin Ikuta

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Abstract

Coccidioides is a dimorphic fungus that can cause various clinical presentations, mainly pulmonary, skin, musculoskeletal, and in the central nervous system; most reports are in the southwestern area of the USA. We present a case of a young male with a perianal abscess in the absence of any pulmonary or constitutional symptoms. Perianal abscess as initial manifestation is a novel presentation of coccidioidomycosis in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere01636
JournalIDCases
Volume30
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abscess
  • Coccidioides
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Perianal

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