Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of coccidioidomycosis with cystic or cavitary 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 diffuse involvement with cystic or cavitary lesions seen on chest imaging studies in patients with possible coccidioidomycosis is as follows:

  • Pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis

  • Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis

  • Honeycomb lung associated with advanced fibrosis

  • Diffuse bronchiectasis

  • Metastatic disease


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