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Coccidioidomycosis with Pericardial Involvement: Case Report and Literature Review

  Coccidioidomycosis, an infection caused by dimorphic fungi Coccidioides immitis and C. posadasii, is endemic to the southwestern US. It is estimated that there are 150,000 new infections in the US every year. Patients with primary infection are asymptomatic 60% of the time, and 40% have a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, most commonly a community-acquired pneumonia. Overall, <1% develop […]

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