Coccidioidomycosis in Arizona: Increase in incidence from 1990 to 1995

Neil M. Ampel, David G. Mosley, Bob England, P. Diane Vertz, Ken Komatsu, Rana A. Hajjeh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

68 Scopus citations


The number of cases of coccidioidomycosis (incidence) reported to the Arizona Department of Health Services increased from 255 (7.0 per 100,000 population) in 1990 to 623 (14.9 per 100,000 population) in 1995 (P < .001). Four counties in the south central region of the state, which contained 80% of the state's population, had the largest increase and accounted for 95% of all cases in 1995. Cases in persons aged 65 years or older and men were reported more frequently (for both, P < .001). During 1995, 890 patients were discharged from Arizona hospitals with a diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis. Rates of hospitalization were greater among persons aged 55 years or older, men, and African-Americans (for all three, P < .01). Of the hospitalized patients, 48 died, and 12 (25%) of these patients had a concurrent diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus infection. These data demonstrate that coccidioidomycosis is a growing health problem in Arizona.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1528-1530
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


Dive into the research topics of 'Coccidioidomycosis in Arizona: Increase in incidence from 1990 to 1995'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this