VALLEY FEVER SYMPTOMS
Fever (high or low)
Shortness of Breath
Loss of Appetite
Rapid Weight Loss
Malaise (out of sorts)
Leg, Ankle & Foot Stiffness
Lesions (everywhere inside & outside the body)
Vision problems & Blindness
Inability to Focus
Inability to Concentrate
Severe Headache opposed to a normal headache
VALLEY FEVER TESTING
CT Scans are NEVER necessary; however, MRI’s are okay and cheaper etc.
Blood Test: COMPLIMENT FIXATION TITER (CTF)
Testing: IgM, IgG, ELISA, EISA, Precipitin
Other liquid tests: Urine, sputum; however, these are not as accurate
Biopsies: Lung and lesions
♥ The CTF blood test often will come back negative the first time. You need to have the test repeated again in 10 to 14 days.
♥ One-third of all those infected will never have a positive CTF, but are infected.
♥ Then you will need a “fine needle lung biopsy.” It is done in the hospital and it is not a painful procedure. That was the way, I had to be diagnosed.
♥ UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW A DOCTOR TO REMOVE YOUR LUNG OR A PORTION OF LUNG WITHOUT THE ABOVE TEST.
♥ KNOW YOUR BODY AND LISTEN TO IT, YOU CAN SAVE YOUR OWN LIFE!
Arizona Victims of Valley Fever, Inc. www.arizonavictimsofvalleyfever.org Non-Profit & 100% Volunteer Org.
Pat White, Founder firstname.lastname@example.org`` 623-584-8331