Difference between revisions of "Coccidioidomycosis"

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*[[Paracoccidioidomycosis]]
 
*[[Paracoccidioidomycosis]]
 
*[[Pericarditis]] (acute or chronic)
 
*[[Pericarditis]] (acute or chronic)
*[[Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia]]
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*[[Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia]]
 
*[[Sarcoidosis]]
 
*[[Sarcoidosis]]
 
*Solitary pulmonary nodule
 
*Solitary pulmonary nodule

Latest revision as of 22:22, 26 December 2016

Background

  • Fungal infection caused by Coccidioides immitis and C posadasii
  • Organisms found in soil in arid climates of southwestern US and nearby areas
  • Transmitted by inhalation of airborne spores
  • Also known as Valley Fever

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Evaluation

Workup

  • Basic workup
  • Special testing
    • Immunoglobulin testing
    • Culture
    • PCR testing
    • Skin testing

Management

  • Often self-limited mild disease not requiring treatment
  • Azoles first line
  • Treatment options

Disposition

See Also

References