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Intraocular coccidioidomycosis simulating a neoplasm
  1. Devron H Char1,2,3,
  2. J Brooks Crawford2,
  3. George Bertolucci4,
  4. Tia Cole1
  1. 1The Tumori Foundation, San Francisco, California, USA
  2. 2UCSF, Department of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, California, USA
  3. 3Stanford, Department of Ophthalmology, Palo Alto, California, USA
  4. 4EMC Fresno, Fresno, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Devron H Char, The Tumori Foundation, 45 Castro Street, Suite 309, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA; devron{at}


Coccidioidomycosis can simulate an intraocular neoplasm. We reviewed a case report of a 10-year-old girl who was referred with an intraocular tumour. This tumour consisted of a coccidioidomycosis infection in the eye. The eye was blind and painful so it was removed.

  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • intraocular tumour
  • simulating lesion
  • pathology
  • infection

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  • Funding Special thanks to The Tumori Foundation for providing financial and material support for the research project. However, The Tumori Foundation had no direct involvement in the study design, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, in the writing of the report, or in the decision to submit the paper for publication.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute (CPMCRI) Institutional Review Board.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.