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Volume 28, Number 6—June 2022

Cross-Sectional Study of Clinical Predictors of Coccidioidomycosis, Arizona, USA

Ferris A. RamadanComments to Author , Katherine D. Ellingson, Robert A. Canales, Edward J. Bedrick, John N. Galgiani, and Fariba M. Donovan
Author affiliations: University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA (F.A. Ramadan, K.D. Ellingson, E.J. Bedrick); George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA (R.A. Canales); University of Arizona College of Medicine–Tucson, Tucson (J.N. Galgiani, F.M. Donovan)

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Table 3

Characteristics of outpatients in univariable and multivariable models in a cross-sectional study of clinical predictors of coccidioidomycosis, Arizona, USA*

Characteristics Univariable model
Multivariable model
OR (95% CI) p value aOR (95% CI) p value
Rash 19.64 (2.34–164.67) 0.006 9.74 (1.03–92.24) 0.047
Shortness of breath
0.43 (0.17–1.09)

0.36 (0.12–1.07)
Laboratory tests
Procalcitonin, ng/mL 0.45 (0.21–0.96) 0.039 0.59 (0.25–1.38) 0.222
Platelet count, × 103/mm3 1.73 (0.98–3.07) 0.060 1.70 (0.90–3.22) 0.100
Eosinophil count, × 103/µL 2.18 (1.19–4.01) 0.012 1.62 (0.79–3.32) 0.186

*Participants were recruited from among patients in emergency departments and affiliated clinics, including 35 coccidioidomycosis-positive and 64 coccidioidomycosis-negative participants. Bold text indicates statistical significance. aOR, adjusted OR; OR, odds ratio.

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