Risk Factors for Coccidioidomycosis
List of Risk Factors for Coccidioidomycosis
The list of risk factors mentioned for Coccidioidomycosis in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Persons in areas with endemic disease
who have occupations exposing them to dust (e.g., construction
or agricultural workers, and archeologists). High risk groups
are African-Americans and Asians, pregnant women during the
third trimester, and immunocompromised persons. (Source: excerpt from Coccidioidomycosis: DBMD)
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Coccidioidomycosis are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Coccidioidomycosis
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Coccidioidomycosis.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Coccidioidomycosis.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.