acute pulmonary coccidioidomycosis
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Acute Pulmonary CoccidioidomycosisLung infection due to Coccidioides immitis or C posadasii, which is endemic in southwestern US.
Epidemiology 10- to 30-day incubation period; more common in immune compromised hosts.
Clinical findings 60% remain asymptomatic; some may develop chest pain of varying intensity, chills, cough, fever, head and muscle aches, musculoskeletal stiffness, lymphadenopathy, night sweats, rash, erythema nodosum, weight loss.
Management Usually self-limited; if therapy is required, amphotericin B, fluconazole, itraconazole.
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acute pulmonary coccidioidomycosisSan Joaquin Valley fever Infectious disease Lung infection due to Coccidioides immitis, endemic in southwestern US, which follows a 10 to 30 day incubation period and more commonly affects immune compromised hosts. See Coccidiodomycosis.
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