LEROY HYDE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; DOUGLAS C. HOLMAN, M.D.
As coccidioidal spontaneous pneumothorax is quite rare, the following case is being reported.
A 31 year old white male cement finisher entered the hospital January 3, 1956, because of progressively increasing cough over the previous year, productive of a small amount of white to yellow sputum without hemoptysis. In November, 1955, the patient had sought medical attention because of nocturnal cough, and a roentgenogram of the chest revealed a "milky spot." Tuberculin and coccidioidin skin tests were said to be negative at this time. Hospitalization was recommended but refused by the patient. On admission the patient complained
HYDE L, HOLMAN DC. COCCIDIOIDAL SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;47:1234–1242. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-6-1234
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