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Volume 18, Number 11—November 2012


Coccidioidomycosis-associated Deaths, United States, 1990–2008

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Medscape, LLC and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Medscape, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Medscape, LLC designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Release date: October 10, 2012; Expiration date: October 10, 2013

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

• Assess the epidemiology of coccidioidomycosis

• Evaluate the transmission and clinical course of coccidioidomycosis

• Analyze demographic risk factors for mortality in cases of coccidioidomycosis

• Distinguish comorbid conditions associated with a higher risk of mortality in cases of coccidioidomycosis

CME Editor

P. Lynne Stockton, VMD, MS, ELS(D), Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: P. Lynne Stockton, VMD, MS, ELS(D), has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Author

Charles P. Vega, MD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor; Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine. Disclosure: Charles P. Vega, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Disclosures: Jennifer Y. Huang, MPH; Benjamin Bristow, MD, MPH; Shira Shafir, PhD, MPH; and Frank Sorvillo, PhD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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