What is Coccidioidomycosis?

A variable, benign, severe, or sometimes fatal systemic mycosis due to inhalation of arthroconidia of Coccidioides immitis. In benign forms of the infection, the lesions are limited to the upper respiratory tract, lungs, and near lymph nodes; in a low percentage of cases, the disease disseminates to other visceral organs, meninges, bones, joints, skin, and subcutaneous tissues.

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hello, well i was wondering if you can still kiss someone if you have valley fever and is it contagious? because ive looked on some other websites...

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No. You cannot get it from another person or from an animal.

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Is valley fever contagious through intercourse?

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Valley fever does not spread through intercourse.

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I had valley fever 6 months ago while living in Utah for 18 years, had surgrey fo a abcess on left lyph noid . Moved to Eugene Oregon in Oct and as...

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Hi and welcome to HCM. Thank you for your query.
This can be valley fever and you need to be tested. But also it can be any other respiratory...

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