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      Category : Health Centers > Respiratory System (Lungs and Breathing)

Valley Fever

Alternate Names : San Joaquin Valley Fever, Coccidioidomycosis

Valley Fever | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the infection diagnosed?

A healthcare provider may suspect this infection if the person lives in or has recently traveled through an infected area. A history and physical exam may reveal some of the symptoms common to valley fever. A chest x-ray, blood tests, including a complete blood count or CBC, and a spinal tap may also be done. A blood culture will reveal the presence of the infection.

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Valley Fever: Prevention & Expectations

Author: John Riddle
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 08/29/01

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