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Are some people more prone to getting coccidiomycosis?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: YES
Depends on geography (exposure to the fungus esp in San Joaquin Valley in CA, southwest AZ, and southern border of TX and NM), genetic background (African or Filipino descent) , and immunity ( immmunosuppressed people with AIDS, transplant, on chemotherapy are more prone to getting it), and exposure to dust (digging a ditch or gardening).

In brief: YES
Depends on geography (exposure to the fungus esp in San Joaquin Valley in CA, southwest AZ, and southern border of TX and NM), genetic background (African or Filipino descent) , and immunity ( immmunosuppressed people with AIDS, transplant, on chemotherapy are more prone to getting it), and exposure to dust (digging a ditch or gardening).
Dr. John Leander Po
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine
In brief: Where u live counts
Coccidiomycosis is endemic (meaning it is found commonly in the environment) in the central valley of california, particularly if you dig up the soil (gardeners, archeologists, etc.
).

In brief: Where u live counts
Coccidiomycosis is endemic (meaning it is found commonly in the environment) in the central valley of california, particularly if you dig up the soil (gardeners, archeologists, etc.
).
Dr. Douglas McNeill
Dr. Douglas McNeill
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