Which skin testing finding is a negative prognostic factor for coccidioidomycosis?

Updated: Aug 27, 2019
  • Author: Duane R Hospenthal, MD, PhD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Although skin testing has important limitations when it is used as a screening procedure for recent infections with C immitis, cutaneous reactivity to coccidioidal antigens has epidemiologic and prognostic implications. In patients in whom coccidioidomycosis is diagnosed with the help of other tests, the results on skin testing of a lack of delayed-type hypersensitivity is a negative prognostic factor.

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