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Coccidioidomycosis - acute pulmonary

  • Treatment

    The acute form of coccidiodomycosis usually goes away without treatment. Your health care provider may recommend bedrest and treatment of flu-like symptoms until your fever disappears.

    If you have a weakened immune system, you may need antifungal treatment with amphotericin B, fluconazole, or itraconazole. The best length of treatment with these medications has not been determined.


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    Expectations (prognosis)

    In most cases, the outlook is good.


    Complications
    • Chronic pulmonary coccidioidomycosis
    • Disseminated coccidioidomycosis

    Calling your health care provider

    Call your health care provider if:

    • You have symptoms of coccidioidomycosis
    • Your symptoms get worse or do not improve with treatment
    • You develop new symptoms

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