Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Desert Fever Evaluation

The evaluation of coccidioidomycosis will begin with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with coccidioidomycosis may include:

The diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis is confirmed by tissue biopsy or by culturing the fungus from sputum, a wound, or joint fluid.

Tests that may be used to evaluate coccidioidomycosis include:

Less commonly used tests that may be used to evaluate coccidioidomycosis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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