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Author Mangold, A. R. ♦ DiCaudo, D. J. ♦ Blair, J. E. ♦ Sekulic, A.
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell (on behalf of British Association of Dermatologists)
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Abstract Coccidioides species are soil-dwelling fungi endemic to the Southwest U.S.A., especially Arizona and California and Northern Mexico. The cutaneous findings of coccidioidomycosis have a wide range of pathology, which includes organism-specific and reactive processes. Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis (IGD), a granuloma annulare-like reaction, has been described, in a limited form, in association with acute pulmonary coccidioidomycosis. We present a case of chronic, widespread IGD spanning over 9 years in association with an active coccidioidomycosis infection. Similar clinical and histopathological features have been described in association with drug reactions, connective tissue diseases, systemic vasculitis, lymphomas, other infectious diseases and inflammatory bowel disease. Our patient's dramatic presentation and chronic course expands upon the clinical spectrum of IGD occurring in association with pulmonary coccidioidomycosis. While IGD in association with coccidioidomycosis is rare, both dermatologists and general practitioners see IGD reactions, and our case highlights the importance of identifying the underlying driver.
Description Country affiliation: United States
Author Affiliation: Mangold AR ( Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, 13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85259, U.S.A.); DiCaudo DJ ( Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, 13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85259, U.S.A.); Blair JE ( Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Transplantation Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85259, U.S.A.); Sekulic A ( Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, 13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85259, U.S.A.)
ISSN 00070963
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article ♦ Case study
Publisher Date 2016-04-01
Publisher Place Great Britain (UK)
e-ISSN 13652133
Journal British Journal of Dermatology
Volume Number 174
Issue Number 4


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Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus