TITLE

Successful Treatment of a Critically Ill Patient with Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis, Using Adjunctive Interferon-g

AUTHOR(S)
Kuberski, Timothy T.; Servi, Ronald J.; Rubin, Phillip J.
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;3/15/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p910
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Conventional antifungal therapy was not successful for a critically ill patient who had been hospitalized for 137 days in the intensive care unit with disseminated Coccidioides immitis infection and respiratory failure. The addition of interferon-γ to the therapeutic regimen resulted in improvement and discharge from the hospital. Adjunctive interferon-γ used in the successful treatment of severe coccidioidomycosis has not been reported previously.
ACCESSION #
12529888

 

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