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Volume 16, Number 11—November 2010

CME ACTIVITY - Research

Enhanced Surveillance of Coccidioidomycosis, Arizona, USA, 2007–2008

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Enhanced Surveillance of Coccidioidomycosis, Arizona, USA, 2007–2008

Medscape CME Questions

1. You are seeing a 52-year-old man in Arizona who has a history of cough and intermittent fever for 2 months. He was previously seen in an urgent care center and an emergency department, and he completed one course of azithromycin with little effect.

You suspect that this man might have coccidioidomycosis. Which of the following statements regarding the definition of coccidioidomycosis in the current case series is most accurate?

A. Only clinical criteria were important in the definition of coccidioidomycosis

B. The vast majority of laboratory-diagnosed cases met the clinical criteria for coccidioidomycosis

C. Both clinical and laboratory criteria were required to define coccidioidomycosis

D. Fungal culture was the sole means of laboratory diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis

2. Which additional symptom in this gentleman would support a clinical suspicion of coccidioidomycosis according to the current study?

A.Fatigue

B.Cough

C. Dyspnea

D. Fever

3. The patient from question 1 is diagnosed with coccidioidomycosis, and he is worried what this diagnosis might cost him financially and in terms of his daily function. Based on the results of the current study, what can you tell him?

A. Most patients with coccidioidomycosis do not miss work because of illness

B. Three quarters of patients report an impact on usual daily activities

C. Less than 10% of patients visit the emergency department

D. Hospitalization for coccidioidomycosis is exceedingly rare

4. Which of the following factors from the current study had the biggest impact on being diagnosed and treated for coccidioidomycosis earlier?

A. Education about coccidioidomycosis from television announcements

B. Education about coccidioidomycosis from newspaper campaigns

C. Education about coccidioidomycosis from social circles or families

D. The presence of sore throat

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