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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31826e7f99
Case Reports

A Breast Abscess: An Unusual Manifestation of Coccidioidomycosis?

Crum-Cianflone, Nancy F. MD, MPH*; Haddad, Fadi A. MD; Sakoulas, George MD‡§

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Abstract

Abstract: We present an unusual case of a suppurative breast abscess in an immunocompetent woman probably due to a Coccidioides species. Coccidioidomycosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of atypical abscesses, including those involving the breast, especially in cases of poor clinical response to antibiotics and/or among persons of certain ethnicities with exposure to an endemic area.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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