Ralston C.,Communicable Disease Program |
Limaye A.P.,University of Washington |
Chua J.,Kennewick General Hospital |
Hill H.,Communicable Disease Program |
And 3 more authors.
Clinical Infectious Diseases | Year: 2013
Clinical, laboratory, and epidemiologic evidence suggest that 3 individuals with acute coccidioidomycosis were exposed in Washington State, significantly beyond previously identified endemic areas. Given the patients' lack of recent travel, coccidioidomycosis was not suspected, leading to delays in diagnosis and appropriate therapy. Clinicians should be aware of this possibility and consider the diagnosis. © 2012 The Author 2012. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved.