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A 40-year-old female asked:

Is it possible 2 get valley fever a 2nd time?had it over 1yr ago, took meds 6mnths feel like i have it again but worse.very low energy/breathing issues

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
undefined 40 years experience
Yes: How well you do depends on the form of the disease you have and your overall health. The outcome in acute disease is likely to be good. With treatment, the outcome is usually also good for chronic or severe disease (although relapses may occur). Source: www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001322.Htm.
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See below: Valley fever or coccidiodomycosis can cause recurrent infections, can relapse, and can disseminate. Cocci immunodiffusion (igm) antibody and complement fixation (igg) antibody can help determine the activity of the disease. Get checked out by an infectious disease or pulmonary specialist.

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Last updated Oct 14, 2013

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