Constrictive pericarditis due to coccidiomycosis ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY Faul, J. L., Hoang, K., Schmoker, J., Vagelos, R. H., Berry, G. J. 1999; 68 (4): 1407-1409


Coccidiomycosis is a fungal infection that rarely causes cardiac disease. Constrictive pericarditis in the setting of disseminated coccidiomycosis can be fatal, despite antifungal therapy and pericardiectomy. We report on a patient with constrictive pericarditis due to localized infection by Coccidioides immitis. The patient underwent successful surgical pericardiectomy and antifungal chemotherapy, and remains well 1 year later.

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