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This episode covers the pathophysiology, causes, investigations and management of adrenal insufficiency. We also discuss Addisonian crisis, a life threatening presentation of adrenal insufficiency.
Podcast # 326: Valley Fever
Author: Michael Hunt, MD Educational Pearls: Valley fever is a fungal infection known as Coccidiomycosis that can present with vague symptoms like cough, fever, myalgias. A thorough history is critical to the diagnosis. Disease is localized to the Southwestern US (California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah) and parts of Central/South America. Disease is caused by inhaling fungal spores which damage the lung. Rarely, the disease can disseminate and cause infections that require systemic anti fungal therapy. References: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Increase in reported coccidioidomycosis--United States, 1998-2011. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2013; 62:217. Saubolle MA, McKellar PP, Sussland D. (2007). Epidemiologic, clinical, and diagnostic aspects of coccidioidomycosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 45:26. Taylor AB, Briney AK. (1949). Observations on primary coccidioidomycosis. Annals of Internal Medicine. 30:1224.
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