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My doctor talked over my head. We are confused. What is coccidiomycosis?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Valley Fever

Coccidioidomycosis aka valley fever is an infection caused by inhaling the microscopic spores of the fungus coccidioides immitis.
The lungs are the primary organ of involvement. Try this website for comprehensive information http://www.Valley-fever.Org/.

In brief: Valley Fever

Coccidioidomycosis aka valley fever is an infection caused by inhaling the microscopic spores of the fungus coccidioides immitis.
The lungs are the primary organ of involvement. Try this website for comprehensive information http://www.Valley-fever.Org/.
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Fungus

Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection (aka "valley fever") caused by breathing in desert dust that has fungal spores.
It usually causes cold symptoms, but in some people, more serious infections can occur. This fungus is found only in the southwestern us (eg AZ, CA, NM) and is sometimes called "cocci". Refer to the University of Arizona's valley fever center for excellence - www.vfce.Arizona.Edu.

In brief: Fungus

Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection (aka "valley fever") caused by breathing in desert dust that has fungal spores.
It usually causes cold symptoms, but in some people, more serious infections can occur. This fungus is found only in the southwestern us (eg AZ, CA, NM) and is sometimes called "cocci". Refer to the University of Arizona's valley fever center for excellence - www.vfce.Arizona.Edu.
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