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Coccidioidomycosis - disseminated

  • Alternative Names

    Coccidioidomycosis - systemic


    Treatment

    Bed rest and improved nutrition are recommended. Antifungal drugs are prescribed to treat the infection.


    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    People with disseminated disease have a high death rate. Death may be rapid for patients with a suppressed immune system.


    Complications

    In the disseminated form of the disease, the infection may spread to the bones, lungs, liver, brain, skin, heart, and sac around the heart (pericardium). Meningitis is the most serious type of disseminated disease.


    Calling your health care provider

    Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have symptoms of disseminated coccidioidomycosis.