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Coccidioidomycosis Summary

Description: Infection with a fungus of the genus COCCIDIOIDES, endemic to the SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES. It is sometimes called valley fever but should not be confused with RIFT VALLEY FEVER. Infection is caused by inhalation of airborne, fungal particles known as arthroconidia, a form of FUNGAL SPORES. A primary form is an acute, benign, self-limited respiratory infection. A secondary form is a virulent, severe, chronic, progressive granulomatous disease with systemic involvement. It can be detected by use of COCCIDIOIDIN.

Also Known As: Coccidioides immitis Infection; San Joaquin Valley Fever; Valley Fever; Coccidioides immitis Infections; Coccidioidomycoses Show All >>

Networked: 527 relevant articles (53 outcomes, 47 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Coccidioidomycosis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Fluconazole (Zonal) : 11 outcomes 4 studies in 38 results : FDA 41 Generic
  2. Itraconazole (Sporanox) : 11 outcomes 4 studies in 27 results : FDA 6 Generic
  3. Amphotericin B (Amphotericin) : 8 outcomes 5 studies in 62 results : FDA 12 Generic
  4. Antigens : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 65 results : IBA
  5. Ketoconazole (Nizoral) : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 28 results : FDA 20 Generic
  6. Antifungal Agents : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 7 results : IBA
  7. Coccidioidin : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 34 results : IBA
  8. nikkomycin : 2 outcomes 1 study in 5 results : IBA
  9. deoxycholate drug combination amphotericin B : 2 outcomes 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  10. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 2 outcomes in 10 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Coccidioidomycosis

  1. Histoplasmosis
  2. Blastomycosis
  3. Aspergillosis
  4. Infection
  5. Cryptococcosis
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Key Therapies for Coccidioidomycosis

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  1. Salvage Therapy : 2 outcomes in 5 results
  2. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 1 study in 30 results
  3. Transplants (Transplant) : 1 study in 28 results
  4. Euthanasia (Mercy Killing) : 1 study in 1 result
  5. Organ Transplantation : 7 results
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