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A Case of Thyroidal Coccidioidal Infection

Authors
  • Raza, Nadia1
  • Heidari, Arash1, 2
  • 1 Kern Medical, Bakersfield, CA, USA
  • 2 Valley Fever Institute, Bakersfield, CA, USA
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Apr 15, 2022
Volume
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/23247096221090840
PMID: 35426317
PMCID: PMC9016518
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Case Report
License
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Abstract

Infection of the thyroid gland with Coccidioides immitis is rare. We report a case with disseminated coccidiomycosis involving thyroid gland as a thyroid nodule. Although historical autopsy studies have indicated that coccidioidal involvement of the thyroid gland can infrequently occur as part of disseminated infection, to our knowledge, only less than 10 other cases have been reported. Optimal treatment duration and dosage of medication are uncertain in literature of this rare involvement of thyroid gland with coccidioidomycosis.

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