Risk factors for acute symptomatic coccidioidomycosis among elderly persons in Arizona, 1996-1997.

  title={Risk factors for acute symptomatic coccidioidomycosis among elderly persons in Arizona, 1996-1997.},
  author={John A D Leake and David Mosley and Bob England and Julie Vaughan Graham and Brian D. Plikaytis and Neil M Ampel and Bradley A. Perkins and Rana A. Hajjeh},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={181 4},
Because of the increase in incidence of coccidioidomycosis among the elderly in Arizona between 1990 and 1996, a case-control study was conducted to look at risk factors for disease among these persons. Cases (n=89) were persons aged > or =60 years with laboratory-confirmed coccidioidomycosis; 2 control groups were selected, the first by use of random-digit dialing (geographic controls, n=91) and the second by use of lists of persons with negative serologic coccidioidomycosis tests (laboratory… CONTINUE READING

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