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What does it mean to have a positive diagnosis for valley fever?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Common

Valley fever is caused by a fungus called coccidiodes.
It is a common infection among people who live in the desert southwest and usually causes a self-limited febrile illness which resolves without treatment. Blood tests for coccidiodes can sometimes distinguish recent infection from past infection, but not always.

In brief: Common

Valley fever is caused by a fungus called coccidiodes.
It is a common infection among people who live in the desert southwest and usually causes a self-limited febrile illness which resolves without treatment. Blood tests for coccidiodes can sometimes distinguish recent infection from past infection, but not always.
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