Bed rest and improved nutrition are recommended. Antifungal drugs are prescribed to treat the infection.
People with disseminated disease have a high death rate. Death may be rapid for patients with a suppressed immune system.
In the disseminated form of the disease, the infection may spread to the bones, lungs, liver, brain, skin, heart, and sac around the heart (pericardium). Meningitis is the most serious type of disseminated disease.
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have symptoms of disseminated coccidioidomycosis.
Review Date : 8/28/2009
Reviewed By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.