Title

Valley fever: danger lurking in a dust cloud

ORCiD

David M. Ojcius: 0000-0003-1461-4495

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Microbes and Infection

ISSN

1286-4579

Volume

16

Issue

8

DOI

10.1016/j.micinf.2014.06.011

First Page

591

Last Page

600

Publication Date

8-1-2014

Abstract

Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii contribute to the development of Valley Fever. The ability of these fungal pathogens to evade the host immune system creates difficulty in recognition and treatment of this debilitating infection. In this review, we describe the current knowledge of Valley Fever and approaches to improve prevention, detection, and treatment.