Vertebral coccidioidomycosis with mechanical instability treated solely with antifungals: A case report: A case report

Sergio Charles Lozoya*, Gibran Ruiz Zenteno, María Lizcano Martínez, Héctor Cobos Aguilar, Joél León Ruíz, Jesús Domínguez Delgado

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Abstract

Surgical treatment of vertebral coccidioidomycosis presents a challenge, with an unpredictable course and uncertain results. We present a 52-year-old man with disseminated infection due to coccidioidomycosis in the thoracolumbar spine, with vertebral instability, and deferral surgical treatment due to SARS-CoV-2 contingency.
Treatment with itraconazole was initiated, followed by liposomal amphotericin B and fluconazole due to a relapse. The patient was discharged long-term with voriconazole. The axial pain improved without neurological deficits. Surgical treatment was not required.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100615
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2023

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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