Fungal Community-Acquired Pneumonias

At a glance

Coccidioidomycosis (Valley fever), histoplasmosis, and blastomycosis are three types of fungal community-acquired pneumonias (CAP). Each are caused by fungi that live in different parts of the United States, where they are considered endemic. Fungal CAP are often misdiagnosed, delaying treatment when needed. Healthcare providers can use CDC's algorithms to guide testing and treatment for coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, and blastomycosis.

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