Diagnosis and Management of Coccidioidomycosis

Luke M. Gabe, Joshua Malo, Kenneth S Knox

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Abstract

Coccidioidomycosis is a leading cause of community-acquired pneumonia within its traditional endemic zone in the Southwestern United States and portions of Mexico and Central and South America. Its incidence has increased dramatically within the endemic region; its presence outside of the region, facilitated by a mobile society, is also now substantial. Although only a fraction of incident disease progresses beyond subclinical illness, this proportion is large in absolute terms and causes substantial disease burden. Diagnosis often depends on serologic interpretation. Treatment has been revolutionized by azole therapy. Controversy remains regarding the decision to treat in less severe disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017

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Keywords

  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Diagnosis
  • Fungal infections
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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