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Abstract

Introduction:

Coccidioidomycosis is commonly associated with mild symptoms, and disseminated disease is rare in healthy individuals.

Case Presentation:

A 2-month-old male presented for further management of pneumonia. Respiratory and blood cultures showed a yeast-like growth that was later identified and confirmed as species.

Conclusion:

We present a fatal case of disseminated coccidioidomycosis in a 2-month-old infant with unclear exposure and mode of transmission. The diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis may have been complicated by the premature diagnosis of , highlighting the importance of further investigation into co-infection or alternative pathogens when patients do not respond to initial therapy.

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