Coccidioides immitis

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Coc·cid·i·oi·des im·mit·is

(kok-sid'ē-oy'dēz i-mī'tis)
A dimorphic fungus widely distributed in desert and semiarid areas of the southwestern U.S., Mexico, and South and Central America; causes coccidioidomycosis, the clinical manifestations of which range from self-limited primary pulmonary infection to a disseminated fatal disease.


a genus of pathogenic fungi.

Coccidioides immitis
the etiological agent of coccidioidomycosis. A common infection in desert rats whose feces act as the vehicle for spread of the infection.
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Serologic testing for C immitis can be done by immunodiffusion, enzyme immunoassay, or complement fixation.