Large airway obstruction secondary to endobronchial coccidioidomycosis

T. A. Beller, D. M. Mitchell, R. E. Sobonya, R. A. Barbee

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When clinically apparent, coccidioidomycosis usually presents either as an interstitial pulmonary infiltrate or, later in its course, a parenchymal nodule often with cavitation. The present report concerns a young adult woman whose presentation was one of shortness of breath with wheezing and stridor, secondary to a localized endobronchial coccidioidal granuloma producing nearly complete obstruction of the right mainstem bronchus. Such a presentation has not been reported previously in an adult. The possible association of serious fungal disease with previous jejunoileal bypass surgery is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)939-942
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Review of Respiratory Disease
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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