Getting Social Security Disability for Coccidioidomycosis
Will I be able to get Social Security Disability for coccidioidomycosis? If you are asking this question, it is probably because you have this infection, and it and/or complications resulting from it or other debilitating conditions that you have along with it are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
Coccidioidomycosis is a potentially deadly infection that is caused by coccidioides organisms that are located in desert areas. These organisms are frequently found in the soil of Mexico, Central and South America and the southwestern part of the United States.
There are three forms of coccidioidomycosis. They are disseminated, acute or chronic.
Spreads to different areas
The disseminated form of coccidioidomycosis is marked by the infection spreading to different areas of your body. This form of the infection is critical and may be deadly because it can spread to your lungs, bones, brain, meninges (the lining covering your spinal cord and brain), liver, skin or pericardium (sac around your heart).
Acute coccidioidomycosis is extremely rare and is usually mild. It may not have any signs or symptoms and does not usually need any kind of treatment.
Chronic coccidioidomycosis is even more rare than the acute form of the infection. It may take 20 years or more to develop after the time of initial infection. The reason for this is at the time you were infected, coccidioidomycosis may not have been recognized, diagnosed or treated.
Coccidioidomycosis is usually evidenced by fever, coughing and chest pain. However, there are several other signs and symptoms that you may have with the infection. Some of these include:Chest pain that may get worse when you take a deep breathChills and/or fever, cough, wheezingHeadacheSensitivity to lightFatigueUnintended, unintentional weight lossBlood-tinged sputum (saliva that is mixed with pus or mucus)Joint and muscle aches or stiffnessSpotty, red rash that has painful red bumpsLoss of appetiteShoulder or neck aching and stiffnessNight sweats and excessive sweatingA change in your mental status Loss of appetiteA change in your mental status.
As stated earlier, coccidioidomycosis results from coccidioides organisms. The fungus makes spores that travel through the air. When you inhale these spores into your lungs, the infection develops. The spores reproduce inside of your lungs, and the cycle of coccidioidomycosis is repeated.
Once again, you may have coccidioidomycosis. This infection and/or complications that have resulted from it or other debilitating conditions that you have along with it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
You may have already applied for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security Disability. Have you been denied?
If you are going to reapply or appeal your denial, remember this important fact. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at disabilitycasereview.com, are approved more often than people without an attorney.
The best thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at disabilitycasereview.com, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.
Article written by James Shugart
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