PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 4 No. 2, 1998

 Report

Coccidioidomycosis in Hungary

The first imported case

Attila ZALATNAI1, Judit ZALA2, Gábor SÁNDOR3

1First Institute of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
2Mycological Department, Bela Johan National Center for Epidemiology, Budapest, Hungary
3Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

 

A case of an isolated subcutaneous coccidioidomycosis in a 61-year-old man is presented. The patient has lived and worked in Arizona for 3 years previously but developed no apparent clinical signs of the disease. The painless, cavitating, tumor-like mass was surgically excised and the diagnosis was established by histological demonstration of the fungi and confirmed by serum counterimmunoelectrophoresis. This represents the first imported case of coccidioidomycosis in Hungary. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 4, Nr 2, 147-151, 1998

Key words: coccidioidomycosis; skin; pathology; human


Received: May 10, 1998; accepted: May 28, 1998
Correspondence: Attila ZALATNAI, First Institute of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Üllõi út 26. Budapest H-1085, Hungary; Tel: (36)(1)2661638, Fax: (36)(1)3171074; E-mail: zalatnai@korb1.sote.hu

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