When is inpatient treatment indicated 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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Answer

The need for hospitalization in patients with coccidioidomycosis is dictated by symptoms and the severity of disease and does not differ from patients with any other respiratory condition. Oral azole therapy is effective; therefore, most coccidioidal infections can be managed in an outpatient setting.

Indications for admission include the following:

  • Immunocompromise

  • Dissemination

  • Any need for symptomatic support or intravenous therapy


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