Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of coccidioidomycosis with cystic lesions seen on chest imaging studies?

Updated: Aug 27, 2019
  • Author: Duane R Hospenthal, MD, PhD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The differential diagnosis of cystic lesions seen on chest imaging studies in patients with possible coccidioidomycosis is as follows:

  • Blebs

  • Bullae

  • Pneumatoceles

  • Congenital cystic lesions

  • Traumatic lesions

  • Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia

  • Hydatid disease


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