Basic Summary for Coccidioidomycosis


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Main name of condition: Coccidioidomycosis
Other names or spellings: Coccidioides immitis


What is Coccidioidomycosis?
  Brief description of Coccidioidomycosis: Rare infection from contaminated soil or dust
How many people get Coccidioidomycosis?
  Incidence (annual) of Coccidioidomycosis: 15 cases per 100,000 population in Arizona in 1995 (DBMD)
  Incidence Rate of Coccidioidomycosis: approx 1 in 6,666 or 0.01% or 40,800 people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Coccidioidomycosis: Incidence was 15 cases per 100,000 population in Arizona in 1995. Of persons living in areas with endemic disease, 10-50% are skin-test positive.1
Who gets Coccidioidomycosis?
  Geography Profile for Coccidioidomycosis: Soil in semiarid areas (primarily in the Lower Sonoran life zone). Endemic in the south-western United States, parts of Mexico and South America. 1
How serious is Coccidioidomycosis?
  Complications of Coccidioidomycosis: see complications of Coccidioidomycosis
What causes Coccidioidomycosis?
  Risk factors for Coccidioidomycosis: see risk factors for Coccidioidomycosis
What are the symptoms of Coccidioidomycosis?
  Symptoms of Coccidioidomycosis: see symptoms of Coccidioidomycosis
Can anyone else get Coccidioidomycosis?
  More information: see contagiousness of Coccidioidomycosis
Society issues for Coccidioidomycosis
  Hospitalization statistics for Coccidioidomycosis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Coccidioidomycosis:
  • 0% (6) of hospital consultant episodes were for coccidioidomycosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for coccidioidomycosis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for coccidioidomycosis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for coccidioidomycosis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for coccidioidomycosis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49.7 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for coccidioidomycosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for coccidioidomycosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for coccidioidomycosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for coccidioidomycosis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospital consultant episodes for coccidioidomycosis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospital consultant episodes for coccidioidomycosis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.003% (152) of hospital bed days were for coccidioidomycosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Coccidioidomycosis: DBMD

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