Traveller's coccidioidomycosis: case report of pulmonary infection diagnosed in Israel

J Clin Microbiol. 1992 May;30(5):1304-6. doi: 10.1128/jcm.30.5.1304-1306.1992.


A 60-year-old temporary Israeli resident travelled to Arizona, developed an influenzalike infection, and returned with a space-occupying lesion in the lung. Since the patient was a heavy smoker, lung cancer was suspected and he was operated on. A granuloma was reported on frozen sections, and Coccidioides immitis was revealed on stained preparations and by microbiological investigation. Coccidioidomycosis is unusual in Israel; therefore, it is important to be aware of this mycosis in patients who have a history of recent visits to areas of endemicity in North America, Central America, and South America.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Coccidioidomycosis / diagnosis*
  • Coccidioidomycosis / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Israel
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnosis*
  • Lung Diseases, Fungal / drug therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Travel