North American Endemic Fungal Infections
Jeffrey P Kanne
Radiol Clin North Am . 2022 May;60(3):409-427. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2022.01.007.
Histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, and coccidioidomycosis are endemic fungal infections in North America. Many infections are subclinical, and many symptomatic infections are mild. Pneumonia is the most common clinical manifestation. All can occur in immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients, with the latter at greater risk for disseminated and more severe disease. As with other acute respiratory illness, imaging can play a role in diagnosis. Knowledge of the acute and chronic imaging findings of endemic fungal infections is important for radiologists so that they can assist in establishing these often-elusive diagnoses, recognize normal evolution of imaging findings of infection, and identify complications.
Read Full Article Here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcl.2022.01.007