Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2003 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 14 |Article ID 360760 |

Mohamed Y Rady, Arturo Lopez, Bhavesh M Patel, Joel S Larson, "Pyo-Mediastinitis: A Complication of Pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 14, Article ID 360760, 3 pages, 2003.

Pyo-Mediastinitis: A Complication of Pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis

Received16 Dec 2002
Accepted22 Feb 2003


A rare fatal case of pulmonary coccidioidomycosis complicated by mediastinal and visceral abscesses treated with antifungal medications is described. The case report discusses the potential need for early surgical intervention to drain mediastinal and visceral abscesses as a primary mode of therapy in disseminated coccidioidomycosis for a successful control of infection and clinical outcome.

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