Desert Rheumatism in a Returning TravelerKhurshid, Khawar MD; Ghitan, Monica MD; Lin, Yu MD; Chapnick, Edward MDInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: July 2014 - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - p e42–e43 doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3182948d34 Case Reports Abstract Author Information Abstract: Desert rheumatism is a common phenomenon in endemic regions. It is also known as “Valley fever,” “California fever,” and “San Joaquin Valley fever.” It is described as a triad of fever, erythema nodosum, and arthralgias and is caused by Coccidioides species. Coccidioides-related infections are commonly seen in southwest areas of United States, Mexico, and Latin America. Coccidiomycosis outside the endemic regions is not common and its diagnosis often delayed. We report a case of a 29-year old immunocompetent female who presented with desert rheumatism after a travel to an endemic region. From the Maimonides Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Brooklyn, New York. Correspondence to: Khawar Khurshid, MD, 4719 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11219. E-mail: email@example.com. The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to declare. © 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.