Iliopsoas coccidioidomycotic abscess with associated intra-abdominal extension in an immunocompetent patient
- 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
- 2Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
- 3Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
- Correspondence to Dr Bradford McGwire,
Exposure to the fungal pathogen Coccidioides immitis in normal hosts causes primarily self-limited pulmonary disease. We report a case of an immunocompetent patient who developed a Coccidioides-associated iliopsoas abscess with rare intra-abdominal dissemination at least one decade after primary exposure in an area endemic for this fungus.