Clin Infect Dis 2020 Oct 14. Epub 2020 Oct 14.
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Background: Blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, and histoplasmosis cause various symptoms and syndromes, which may present similarly to other infections such as bacterial or viral community-acquired pneumonia, influenza, and tuberculosis.
Methods: We used the IBM® MarketScan® Research Databases to identify adult outpatients with International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) diagnosis codes during 2016-2017 for blastomycosis; coccidioidomycosis; histoplasmosis; pneumonia (viral, bacterial, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and unspecified pneumonia); influenza; tuberculosis; and other lower and upper respiratory infections. We compared symptoms on and in the 90 days before diagnosis between patients with these diagnosis codes. Read More