What is the musculoskeletal findings characteristic of coccidioidomycosis?

Updated: Aug 27, 2019
  • Author: Duane R Hospenthal, MD, PhD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Musculoskeletal involvement occurs in one third of patients with dissemination and include the following:

  • Unifocal bone lesions (lytic or sclerotic in 60% of cases)

  • Unifocal joint lesions (monoarticular arthritis in 90% of cases)

  • Rarely, infected tendon sheaths demonstrating a villonodular synovitis


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