Coccidioidomycosis

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Coccidioidomycosis

Coccidioidomycosis, also known as ‘Valley Fever,’ is a fungal infection caused by coccidioides. Coccidiodes is a pathogenic fungus commonly found in dry desert soil that can be stirred into the air by anything that disrupts the soil. Once in the air, the fungus may be inhaled into the lungs. Coccidioidomycosis can cause fever, chest pain, coughing, and other flu-like symptoms or pneumonia. Mild cases often resolve without treatment. In more severe cases, the infection can develop into chronic pneumonia and doctors will prescribe antifungal medications.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Coccidioidomycosis" returned 192 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Coccidioidomycosis Outbreak Among Workers Constructing a Solar Power Farm - Monterey County, California, 2016-2017.
 

Author(s): Rebecca L Laws, Gail Sondermeyer Cooksey, Seema Jain, Jason Wilken, Jennifer McNary, Edward Moreno, Kristy Michie, Christy Mulkerin, Ann McDowell, Duc Vugia, Barbara Materna

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In January 2017, two local health departments notified the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) of three cases of coccidioidomycosis among workers constructing a solar power installation (solar farm) in southeastern Monterey County. Coccidioidomycosis, or Valley fever, is ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Notes from the Field: Increase in Coccidioidomycosis - California, 2016.
 

Author(s): Gail Sondermeyer Cooksey, Alyssa Nguyen, Kirsten Knutson, Farzaneh Tabnak, Kaitlin Benedict, Orion McCotter, Seema Jain, Duc Vugia

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Coccidioidomycosis, or Valley Fever, is an infectious disease caused by inhalation of Coccidioides spp. spores (1). This soil-dwelling fungus is endemic in the southwestern United States, with most (97%) U.S. cases reported from Arizona and California (1,2). Following an incubation ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Assessment of Vulnerability to Coccidioidomycosis in Arizona and California.
 

Author(s): Jennifer Shriber, Kathryn C Conlon, Kaitlin Benedict, Orion Z McCotter, Jesse E Bell

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Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection endemic to the southwestern United States, particularly Arizona and California. Its incidence has increased, potentially due in part to the effects of changing climatic variables on fungal growth and spore dissemination. This study aims to ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Coccidioidomycosis" returned 23 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Coccidioidomycosis Transmission Through Organ Transplantation: A Report of the OPTN Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee.
 

Author(s): S Kusne, S Taranto, S Covington, D R Kaul, E A Blumberg, C Wolfe, M Green

Journal: Am. J. Transplant.. 2016 12;16(12):3562-3567.

 

Donor-derived coccidioidomycosis has caused unexpected morbidity and mortality in transplant recipients. All proven or probable reports of donor-derived coccidioidomycosis to the Disease Transmission Advisory Committee between 2005 and August 2012 were reviewed. Six reports of proven ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Peritoneal Coccidioidomycosis: a Rare Case Report and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Tina R Storage, Joshua Segal, Janice Brown

Journal: J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2015 Dec;24(4):527-30.

 

Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection endemic to the southwestern United States that typically causes a self-limited pulmonary illness. Extrapulmonary dissemination is extremely rare and typically localized to the skin, bone, and meninges. The gastrointestinal system has generally ...

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Coccidioidomycosis and the skin: a comprehensive review.
 

Author(s): Sandra Cecilia Garcia Garcia, Julio Cesar Salas Alanis, Minerva Gomez Flores, Sergio Eduardo Gonzalez Gonzalez, Lucio Vera Cabrera, Jorge Ocampo Candiani

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;90(5):610-9.

 

Coccidioidomycosis is a highly prevalent disease in the Western hemisphere. It is considered one of the most virulent primary fungal infections. Coccidioides species live in arid and semi-arid regions, causing mainly pulmonary infection through inhalation of arthroconidia although ...

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Sertraline in Addition to Standard of Care Treatment for Coccidioidomycosis
 

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Condition Summary: Coccidioidomycosis

 

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2018

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Improving the Appearance of Skin and Hair in Patients Undergoing Valley Fever Treatment
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Valley Fever; Coccidioidomycosis

 

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2018

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Pathogenesis and Genetics of Disseminated or Refractory Coccidioidomycosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Coccidioidomycosis

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2018

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