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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31823c4b85
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Coccidioidomycosis: A Review

Maves, Ryan C. MD*; Crum-Cianflone, Nancy F. MD, MPH*†

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Abstract

Abstract: Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection endemic to the southwestern United States as well as the regions of Mexico, Central America, and South America. Although the majority of infected persons experience self-limited respiratory infections, severe pneumonias and extrapulmonary disseminated disease are responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality, particularly among those with occupational exposures, immunosuppression, and certain high-risk ethnic groups. In this review, we discuss the epidemiology as well as the diagnosis and current therapy of this protean illness.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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