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Coccidioidomycosis and pregnancy: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17363444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coccidioidomycosis (CM) is a fungal infection endemic to the southwestern United States, northwestern Mexico, and parts of Central and South America. CM has been recognized as a complicating factor in pregnancy since at least the 1940s, and seems to be a relatively uncommon infection during pregnancy. The disease presentation during pregnancy includes a wide clinical spectrum that ranges from mild influenza-like illness and pneumonia, especially in the first two trimesters of pregnancy. The third trimester of pregnancy is a time of high risk for dissemination. Immunologic and hormonal changes during pregnancy and the postpartum period may account for any increased frequency and severity of disease observed during pregnancy. Early diagnosis and appropriate aggressive therapeutic intervention with careful monitoring usually result in good outcome.
Irene M Spinello; Royce H Johnson; Shehla Baqi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-03-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  1111     ISSN:  0077-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-18     Completed Date:  2007-11-30     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Chief, Critical Care and Pulmonary Services, Kern Medical Center, 1830 Flower Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coccidioidomycosis / complications*,  diagnosis*,  mortality,  therapy
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious*
Pregnancy Outcome
Risk Factors
Southwestern United States
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