Journal Article

Peritoneal Coccidioidomycosis: Case Report and Review

Peter Phillips and Bryce Ford

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 30, issue 6, pages 971-976
Published in print June 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/313808
Peritoneal Coccidioidomycosis: Case Report and Review

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Peritonitis is an unusual extrapulmonary manifestation of coccidioidomycosis. Peritoneal involvement often has an indolent course and may resolve spontaneously. Optimal management has not been defined; however, fluconazole's spectrum of activity, pharmacokinetic profile, and efficacy in dialysis-related yeast peritonitis suggest that it may be an effective treatment. To our knowledge, we report the first case of coccidioidal peritonitis treated with fluconazole and review the literature.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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