Coccidioidomycosis

Get in touch with RARE Concierge.

Contact RARE Concierge

Synonyms: California disease | Coccidioides infection | Desert fever | Desert rheumatism | San Joaquin valley fever | Valley fever

Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection caused by Coccidioides immitis and C. posadasii which is endemic to the Southwestern United States Central America South America and Mexico and is acquired by inhalation of the infective arthroconidia often found in soil. In most cases it is a benign self-limiting febrile illness but in a minority of cases it can become a potentially lethal infection of the lungs and extremely rarely spread to other organs (through hematogenous dissemination) with manifestations including meningitis osteomyelitis and skin and soft-tissue involvement.

Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview. Reference: Access aggregated data from Orphanet at Orphadata. Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version July 2024

Newly diagnosed with
Coccidioidomycosis?

Our RARE Concierge Services Guides are available to assist you by providing information, resources and connections as you navigate your rare disease journey.

Get Concierge Help

Clinical Trials

For a list of clinical trials in this disease area, please click here.