Coccidioidomycosis and Blastomycosis: Endemic Mycotic Co-Infections in the HIV Patient

Waqas Jehangir, Geeta Santoshi Tadepalli, Shuvendu Sen, Nina Regevik, Purnendu Sen

Abstract


Opportunistic fungal infections including aspergillosis species, candida species, and fusarium can be found in HIV-infected patients. Disseminated diseases due to endemic mycoses including histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, and blastomycosis are all being reported among HIV patients who reside in the known endemic areas. However, in the non-endemic areas, or due to the rarity of these pathogens, it might be difficult to recognize these unfamiliar disease presentations. We report a patient with HIV who had dual infections with endemic mycotic infections of coccidioidomycosis and blastomycosis, as he had a brief stay in the endemic area.




J Clin Med Res. 2015;7(3):196-198
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jocmr2036w

Keywords


Coccidioidomycosis; Blastomycosis; Opportunistic infections; HIV patient; Dual infection; Non-endemic mycoses

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