Coccidioidomycosis

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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

Disposition

See Also

References