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Coccidioidomycosis : Treatment

Treatment The acute disease almost always goes away without treatment. Bedrest and treatment of flu-like symptoms until fever disappears may be recommended. Disseminated or severe disease should be treated with amphotericin B, ketoconazole, fluconazole, or itraconazole. Prognosis (Expectations) How well … Read more

Coccidioidomycosis : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs Symptoms of coccidioidomycosis can include: Blood-tinged sputum Change in mental status Chest pain (can vary from a mild sense of constriction to severe pain, may get worse when taking a deep breath) Chills Cough Fever Headache Joint … Read more

Coccidioidomycosis : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Coccidioidomycosis : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors

Alternate Names : San Joaquin Valley fever, Valley fever Definition Coccidioidomycosis is infection with the spores of the fungus Coccidioides immitis. Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Infection is caused by inhaling the spores of the fungus Coccidioides immitis. This fungus … Read more