Skip to main content

Coccidioidomycosis and the skin: A comprehensive review

41Citations
Citations of this article
41Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

Coccidioidomycosis is a highly prevalent disease in the Western hemisphere. It is considered one of the most virulent primary fungal infections. Coccidioides species live in arid and semi-arid regions, causing mainly pulmonary infection through inhalation of arthroconidia although many other organs can be affected. Primary inoculation is rare. Since the first case of coccidioidomycosis was reported in 1892, the skin has been identified as an important target of this disease. Knowledge of cutaneous clinical forms of this infection is important and very useful for establishing prompt diagnosis and treatment. The purpose of this article is to provide a review of this infection, emphasizing its cutaneous manifestations, diagnostic methods and current treatment.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Garcia Garcia, S. C., Salas Alanis, J. C., Gomez Flores, M., Gonzalez Gonzalez, S. E., Vera Cabrera, L., & Ocampo Candiani, J. (2015). Coccidioidomycosis and the skin: A comprehensive review. Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia. Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia. https://doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.20153805

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free