Disseminated illness is more common in dark-skinned males, pregnant females, and patients receiving an immunosuppressant.
Coccidioidomycosis is endemic to the southwestern United States, especially between the San Joaquin Valley in California and southwestern Texas; it's also found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, and Paraguay.
This disease generally affects Filipino Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Blacks because of population distribution and an occupational link (common in migrant farm laborers).
disorder, diagnosis, underlying cause, and treatment, including medication therapy
prescribed medications, such as antifungal agents, including drugs, dosages, schedule of administration, and duration of therapy, possibly ranging from 3 to 6 months
possible adverse reactions associated with medication therapy and signs and symptoms that need to be reported to a practitioner
that most cases are self-limiting and resolve in a few months but that relapse of extrapulmonary or disseminated disease is common
proper hand-washing technique and prevention measures to reduce the risk for exposure, especially for patients involved in working with soil (digging, construction)
appropriate skin care measures
importance of continued follow-up to ensure eradication of the infection.