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Coccidioidomycosis and paracoccidioidomycosis

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Summary

Coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley fever, is a fungal infection caused by Coccidioides immitis. It typically presents with pneumonia symptoms like fever, chest pain, and cough, but can also present with joint pain, and skin manifestations such as erythema nodosum and erythema multiforme.

Paracoccidioidomycosis is another fungal infection caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and Paracoccidioides lutzii. It typically presents with skin and mouth ulcers, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, adrenal insufficiency, and aplastic anemia in case the bone marrow is affected.