Risk Factors for Coccidioidomycosis


About risk factors: Risk factors for Coccidioidomycosis are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Coccidioidomycosis makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Coccidioidomycosis. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Coccidioidomycosis. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.

Risk factor list: The list of risk factors mentioned for Coccidioidomycosis in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion: Persons in areas with endemic disease who have occupations exposing them to dust (e.g., construction or agricultural workers, and archeologists). High risk groups are African-Americans and Asians, pregnant women during the third trimester, and immunocompromised persons. 1

1. excerpt from Coccidioidomycosis: DBMD

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