Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever)
Learn About Coccidioidomycosis
Some people can catch Valley fever by breathing in the microscopic fungal spores, but certain groups with immune problems are at higher risk. Find out more about the infection and how it affects your body.
Coccidioidomycosis Symptoms and Diagnosis
Many people infected with coccidioidomycosis have no or minimal symptoms, and it is often misdiagnosed. For people with more severe illness, early diagnosis is important to allow appropriate follow-up and treatment.
Treating and Managing Coccidioidomycosis
Most people diagnosed with coccidioidomycosis will not require treatment and the disease will go away on its own. If symptoms persist for months however, your doctor may be able to prescribe medication and an action plan for prolonged treatment.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Coccidioidomycosis
If you are concerned about Valley fever, have been diagnosed with it, or are traveling through an area where it’s common and are at risk for infection, here are some questions to ask your doctor.