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New and Noteworthy
     

March 2017

General Reports
       

           Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Awareness and Environmental Exposures Related to Coccidioidomycosis Among Inmates at Two California Prisons, 2013.
Benedict K, Purfield AE, Mohle-Boetani J,  et al 
J Correct Health Care. 2016 Apr;22(2):157-63.
Abstract

Coccidioidomycosis: Recent Updates.
Twarog M, Thompson GR 3rd.
Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Oct;36(5):746-55.
Abstract


Clinical Inquiry: Which risk factors and signs and symptoms are associated with coccidioidomycosis?
Crawford P, Peterson T, Honeycutt D.

J Fam Pract
. 2014 Dec;63(12):747-56.
Abstract

Serum Procalcitonin Levels in Patients With Primary Pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis.
Sakata KK, Grys TE, Chang YH,  et al
Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Aug 28.
Abstract

Molecular markers in the epidemiology and diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis.
Duarte-Escalante E, Fras-De-Len MG, Ziga G,  et al

Rev Iberoam Micol
. 2013 Nov 19.
Abstract

Recent advances in our understanding of the environmental, epidemiological, immunological, and clinical dimensions of coccidioidomycosis.
Nguyen C, Barker BM, Hoover S,  et al

Clin Microbiol Rev
. 2013 Jul;26(3):505-25.
Abstract

Coccidioidomycosis.
Welsh O, Vera-Cabrera L, Rendon A, Gonzalez G, Bonifaz A.

Clin Dermatol
. 2012 Nov;30(6):573-91
Abstract

 

Case Studies/Literature Reviews
       

           Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Coccidioidomycosis Masquerading as Eosinophilic Ascites.
Alavi K, Atla PR, Haq T, Sheikh MY.
Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2015;2015:8919
 

AbstractBeyond the superficial: Coccidioides immitis fungaemia in a man with fever, fatigue and skin nodules: a case of an emerging and evolving pathogen
Langelier C, Baxi SM, Iribarne D,
BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Sep 16;2014.
Abstract

Coccidioidomycosis masquerading as skeletal tuberculosis: an imported case and review of coccidioidomycosis in India.
Capoor MR, Sen B, Varshney P,  et al

Trop Doct
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2013 Nov 21
Abstract

Coccidioidomycosis: ADA levels, serologic parameters, culture results, and PCR testing in pleural fluid.
Thompson GR, Sharma S, Bays DJ,  et al
Chest. 2012 Sep 3.
Abstract

Teaching Neuroimages: Fungus in the brain: Coccidioidomycosis meningoencephalitis.
Goldenholz DM, Mehra N, Dahlin B,

Neurology
.
2013 Feb 19;80(8):e82.
Abstract

Coccidioidomycosis masquerading as malignancy.
Arora NP, Taneja V, ReyesSacin C, et al
BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Feb 25;2012.
Abstract

Phenotypic and molecular identification of Coccidioides posadasii in a patient evaluated for bilateral lung transplantation.
Fernandez A, Landaburu F, Lopez-Daneri G, et al
Rev Iberoam Micol. 2012 Feb 22.
Abstract

An atypical morphologic presentation of coccidioides spp. in fine-needle aspiration of lung.
Schuetz AN, Pisapia D, Yan J, Hoda RS.

Diagn Cytopathol
.
2011 Feb 9
Abstract

Pseudometastasis secondary to histoplasmosis infection: false-positive PET/CT findings.
Perko R, Messinger Y, Moertel C.

Pediatr Blood Cancer
. 2010 Apr;54(4):621-3.
Abstract

Coccidioidomycosis in patients with HIV-1 infection in the era of potent antiretroviral therapy.
Masannat FY, Ampel NM.
Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Jan 1;50(1):1-7.
Abstract

 
 

Pathogenesis/Resistance
       

Prevention
       

     Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries 

 
FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Immune Response to Coccidioidomycosis and the Development of a Vaccine.
Castro-Lopez N, Hung CY.

Microorganisms
. 2017 Mar 16;5(1)
Paper

Universal Fungal Prophylaxis and Risk of Coccidioidomycosis in Liver Transplant Recipients Living in an Endemic Area.
Kahn A, Carey EJ, Blair JE.

Liver Transpl
. 2014 Dec 6.

Abstract

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Novel Strategies to Enhance Vaccine Immunity against Coccidioidomycosis.
Cole GT, Hung CY, Sanderson SD,  et al
 
PLoS Pathog
. 2013 Dec;9(12):e1003768.
Paper


Diagnosis/Monitoring
       

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries   

 
Complications and Yield of Computed Tomography-Guided Transthoracic Core Needle Biopsy of Lung Nodules at a High-Volume Academic Center in an Endemic Coccidioidomycosis Area.
Sachdeva M, Ronaghi R, Mills PK, Peterson MW
.
Lung
.
2016 Mar 15
Abstract

Cerebrospinal fluid Coccidioides antigen testing in the diagnosis and management of central nervous system coccidioidomycosis.
Bamberger DM, Pepito BS, Proia LA, et al 
Mycoses. 2015 Oct;58(10):598-602.
Abstract

Positive (1-3) B-d-Glucan and cross reactivity of fungal assays in coccidioidomycosis
Zangeneh TT, Malo J, Luraschi-Monjagatta C,
Med Mycol. 2015 Feb 1;53(2):171-3.
Abstract

Positron Emission Tomography in the Evaluation of Pulmonary Nodules Among Patients Living in a Coccidioidal Endemic Region
Reyes N, Onadeko OO, Luraschi-Monjagatta MD,  et al

Lung
.
2014 May 7.
Abstract

Development and validation of a quantitative real-time PCR assay for the early diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis.
Gago S, Buitrago MJ, Clemons KV,  et al
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014 Feb 20
Abstract

Imaging spectrum of CNS coccidioidomycosis: prevalence and significance of concurrent brain and spinal disease.
Lammering JC, Iv M, Gupta N, Pandit R, Patel MR.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jun;200(6):1334-46.
Abstract

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Routine CSF Analysis in Coccidioidomycosis Is Not Required.
Thompson G 3rd, Wang S, Bercovitch R,  et al
PLoS One. 2013 May 22;8(5):e64249.
Paper


The Utility of Diagnostic Testing for Active Coccidioidomycosis in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients.
Mendoza N, Blair JE.

Am J Transplant
. 2013 Feb 7
Abstract

Antigens of Coccidioides posadasii as an Important Tool for the Immunodiagnosis of Coccidioidomycosis.
de Aguiar Cordeiro R, Patoilo KR,  et al
Mycopathologia
. 2013 Feb;175(1-2):25-32.
Abstract

Biochemical characterization of an in-house Coccidioides antigen: perspectives for the immunodiagnosis of coccidioidomycosis.
Filho RE, Bandeira SP, Brillhante RS,  et al
Molecules. 2012 Jun 28;17(7):7854-63.
Abstract

A Reformulated Spherule-Derived Coccidioidin (Spherusol) to Detect Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity in Coccidioidomycosis.
Johnson R, Kernerman SM, Sawtelle BG,  et al
Mycopathologia. 2012 Jun 6
Abstract

Meningeal Coccidioidomycosis Diagnosed by Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Analysis
of Cerebrospinal Fluid.
Binnicker MJ, Popa AS, Catania J,
et al
Mycopathologia
. 2010 Oct 7
Abstract


Clinical Management
       

         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Management of coccidioidomycosis in patients receiving biologic response modifiers or disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.
Md ST, Knowles SL, Lisse JR,
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2012 Jun 28.
Abstract

Surgery for pulmonary coccidioidomycosis: a 10-year experience.
Jaroszewski DE, Halabi WJ,  et al

Ann Thorac Surg
. 2009 Dec;88(6):1765-72.
Abstract

 

Paracoccidioidomycosis
       

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Paracoccidioidomycosis simulating brain tumor.
Isolan GR, Vieira DM, Hehn F, Antunes AC. 

Surg Neurol Int
. 2014 Sep 12;5:134. d
Abstract

Extra-pulmonary manifestations of paracoccidioidomycosis associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: a case report.
Safe IP, Valle FF, Maia DC, et al

An Bras Dermatol
. 2014 Jan-Feb;89(1):150-3.

Abstract

Paracoccidioidomycosis vaccine.
Travassos LR, Taborda CP.
Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2012 Oct 1;8(10
Abstract

 
 


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