Coccidiodomycosis is commonly known as cocci. It is also known as valley fever. also known as California fever, desert rheumatism and san Jaoquin valley fever. It is a mammalian fungal disease caused by Coccidiodes posadasii. Mostly this disease is found in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico,Texas and Northern mexico. The symptoms include influenza-like illness with fever, cough, headaches, rash and joint pain. The fungus was also recently found in south-central Washington. . Usually, people who get sick with valley fever will get better on their own within weeks to months, but some people will need antifungal medication. It is difficult to prevent Coccidioidesin exposure but the people who are at higher risk for valley fever should try to avoid breathing in large amounts of dust. Scientists identified few differences between the 2 species of Cocidioides, and the manifestations of infection with either organism are assumed to be identical. It spreads beyond the lungs in appr.0.6% of the infections of general population. Dissemination can be Many other organs can also be involved ,but it has a predilection for lungs, skin, soft tissue, joints and CNS especially Meninges which is a grave complication.
The top journals are peer reviewed scholarly journals. These provide high quality, meticulously reviewed and rapid publication, to cater the insistent need of scientific community. These journals are indexed with all their citations noted. The top open access journals are indexed in MEDLINE, PUBMED, SCOPUS, COPERNICUS, CAS, EBSCO and ISI.
Last date updated on September, 2014