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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 15, Issue 7, Pages 377-379
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2008/540562
Case Report

Coccidioides Immitis: Two Cases of Misidentified Mycosis

Christine H Lee,1,2 Lindsay Wilcox,2 Katherine Chorneyko,1,2 and Andrew McIvor3

1Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
3Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Abstract

In the present report, two cases of pulmonary coccidioidomycosis that caused a diagnostic confusion are presented. The first case was initially misdiagnosed as nonsmall cell carcinoma, and both cases were initially misidentified as blastomycosis because of the presence of an atypical morphological form of Coccidioides immitis.