Dictionary » V » Valley fever

Valley fever

valley fever

A fungal infection caused by the fungus coccidioides immitis. Exists in two forms: primary disease, which is a self-limited respiratory infection (requires no treatment) and a progressive form (diffuse and granulomatous), that can involve almost any part of the body. Approximately 60% of infections cause no symptoms and are identified only by skin testing. Immunocompromised patients (aIDS) are at greatest risk for disseminated disease. Symptoms include cough, anorexia, fever, weight loss and joint pains. Complications include pleural effusion and dissemination. There is a poor prognosis for disseminated disease.

treatment includes amphotericin B for lung infection. Itraconazole and fluconazole are also useful agents.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Re: Important unknown nanotech within humans

... the world’s experts on blood diseases including familiar Mediterranean fever (FMF), Matzner conducted research that led to a genetic test for FMF. ... treatment tank where she was doing water quality tests at the Passaic Valley Water Commission plant in Totowa. March 11, 2005: Hiram Graybill Daniel ...

See entire post
by vincio
Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:36 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Important unknown nanotech within humans
Replies: 32
Views: 160915

The Fiber Disease

Tam Tam: The link regarding Valley Fever was great. Everyone please take a look at that link: http://www.valleyfeversurvivor.com

See entire post
by Barz
Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:11 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5483827


This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,156 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link