TABLE 1 

Description of the 31 subjects in the study

Demographic or clinical characteristicNo. of patients with the characteristic
or value(s) for the characteristic
Age (yr), median (range)64 (27–80)
Sex
    Male29
    Female2
Race
    White, non-Hispanic23
    African-American4
    White, Hispanic3
    Asian1
Time of assay from diagnosis (days), median (range)15 (6–98)
Underlying disease
    Diabetes11
    Chronic lung disease8
    Cancer6
    Heart disease4
    Rheumatologic disease2
Immunosuppressive therapy2
Type of coccidioidomycosis
    Serologically positive only5
    Pulmonary nodule or cavity13
    Acute pneumonia13
Complement-fixing serology titer, median (range)1:4 (negative to 1:64)
Antifungal therapy
    Yes5
    No26