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How do you get disseminated coccidioidomycosis ?
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree
In brief: Multifactorial
Initially entering the lungs by inhaling desert dust containing coccidioides immitus/posada spores, the typical cocci infection manifests as a pneumonia.
Dissemination occurs when the fungus gets into the blood stream and to distal body sites. In people who are immunocompromised or else have a specific genetic profile (african or filipino) that makes them more susceptible to sseminated cocci.

In brief: Multifactorial
Initially entering the lungs by inhaling desert dust containing coccidioides immitus/posada spores, the typical cocci infection manifests as a pneumonia.
Dissemination occurs when the fungus gets into the blood stream and to distal body sites. In people who are immunocompromised or else have a specific genetic profile (african or filipino) that makes them more susceptible to sseminated cocci.
Dr. John Leander Po
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Jose Rafael Marquina
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Coccidiomycosis
Inmunocompromised patients.

In brief: Coccidiomycosis
Inmunocompromised patients.
Dr. Jose Rafael Marquina
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Aerosol
Everyone acquires, basically, cocci by inhaling spores of the mold into the lungs which may or may not cause any symptoms.
In some people, dissemination outside the lung occurs which could be due to immune defects like aids. Additionally, certain ethnic groups such as filipinos and african-americans seem to have an increased risk of dissemination.

In brief: Aerosol
Everyone acquires, basically, cocci by inhaling spores of the mold into the lungs which may or may not cause any symptoms.
In some people, dissemination outside the lung occurs which could be due to immune defects like aids. Additionally, certain ethnic groups such as filipinos and african-americans seem to have an increased risk of dissemination.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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