What are extrapulmonary findings suggestive of fungal pneumonia?

Updated: Jun 21, 2019
  • Author: Romeo A Mandanas, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Important possible extrapulmonary findings include the following:

  • Meningitis (neck stiffness, headaches, mental status change)

  • Brain abscesses

  • Skin lesions (pustules, papules, plaques, nodules, ulcers, abscesses, hemorrhagic lesions, mycetomas)

  • Rheumatologic and allergic findings

  • Pericardial rub


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