Delays in coccidioidomycosis diagnosis and associated healthcare utilization, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Fariba M. Donovan, Patrick Wightman, Yue Zong, Luke Gabe, Aneela Majeed, Tiffany Ynosencio, Edward J. Bedrick, John N. Galgiani

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Tucson, Arizona, USA, is a highly coccidioidomycosis-endemic area. We conducted a retrospective review of 815 patients in Tucson over 2.7 years. Of 276 patients with coccidioidomycosis, 246 had a delay in diagnosis; median delay was 23 days. Diagnosis delay was associated with coccidioidomycosis-related costs totaling $589,053 and included extensive antibacterial drug use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1745-1747
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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