Chronic pulmonary coccidioidomycosis is a lung infection caused by breathing in the fungus Coccidioides.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The infection is caused by breathing in the
People get the chronic form months or years after having an infection that often is not diagnosed. Lung
Most pulmonary coccidioidomycosis infections do not become chronic.
The following increase the risk for the chronic or disseminated forms of the disease:
- African or Phillippine descent
- Weak immune system
- Pre-existing heart or lung disease