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Volume 12, Number 6—June 2006

Research

Coccidioidomycosis as a Common Cause of Community-acquired Pneumonia

Lisa Valdivia*†, David Nix*‡, Mark Wright*, Elizabeth Lindberg*, Timothy Fagan§, Donald Lieberman§, T'Prien Stoffer*, Neil M. Ampel*†, and John N. Galgiani*†Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, USA; †Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System, Tucson, Arizona, USA; ‡University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, Tucson, Arizona, USA; §Arizona Community Physicians, Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Table 3

Symptoms of the study sample at enrollment

Symptoms Persons with valley fever (n = 16), no. (%) Others (n = 39), no. (%) p value
Respiratory
Cough 11 (69) 35 (90) 0.10
Sputum production 8 (50) 28 (72) 0.21
Hemoptysis 1 (6.3) 3 (7.7) 1.0
Pleurisy 9 (56) 15 (38) 0.25
Dyspnea 10 (63) 21 (54) 0.77
Systemic
Fever 9 (56) 19 (49) 0.77
Chills 9 (56) 17 (44) 0.55
Night sweats 9 (56) 21 (54) 1.0
Fatigue 16 (100) 34 (87) 0.31
Weight loss 3 (19) 7 (18) 1.0
Musculoskeletal
Myalgia 11 (69) 9 (23) 0.0022
Arthralgia 7 (44) 11 (28) 0.35
Rash 3 (19) 3 (7.7) 0.34

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