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1

Coccidiomycosis is more commonly called what?

Valley fever

2

Coccidioides immitis is found where?

In dry alkaline arid soils of south west US (TX, NM, AZ, and CA)

3

How infectious is Coccidioidomycosis?

Highy; brething spores in dust

4

Coccidiomycosis is asymptomatic in what % of people?

50%

5

Coccidiomycosis has what symptoms?

-fever
-cough
-headache
-joint pain
-rash
-muscle aches

6

Advanced coccidiomycosis may include what

-menigitis
-pneumonia
-bone/joint infections

7

Who is at risk for Coccidioidomycosis?

Pregnant woman as well as some ethnic groups

8

What is the pathogenic yeast form that causes coccidiomycosis?

Dimprophic fungus

9

How does one get coccidiomycosis?

From inhalation of arthroconidia from the soil

10

Each spherule matures and generates what?

Large number of spores

11

How is Coccidiomucosis diagnosed?

-Spherules in specimen
-confirmation by injecting antigen in skin and observing inflammatory response