Coccidioides


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Coccidioides

 [kok-sid″ĕ-oi´dēz]
a genus of pathogenic fungi. C. im´mitis is the etiologic agent of coccidioidomycosis.

Coccidioides

(kok-sid'ē-oy'dēz),
A genus of fungi found in the soil of the semi arid areas of the southwestern U.S. and smaller areas throughout Central and South America, but has not been found elsewhere. The only pathogenic species, Coccidioides immitis, causes coccidioidomycosis.
[coccidium + G. eidos, resemblance]

Coccidioides

/Coc·cid·i·oi·des/ (kok-sid″e-oi´dēz) a genus of pathogenic fungi, including C. im´mitis, the cause of coccidioidomycosis.coccidioi´dal

Coccidioides

[kok·sid′ē·oi′dēz]
a pathogenic dimorphic genus of Fungi Imperfecti of the form-class Euascomycetes, form-family Onygenacaea. In soil it grows as a mycelium with infectious units called arthrospores; in tissue as a spherule with endospores. C. immitis causes coccidioidomycosis and fungal pneumonia.

Coc·cid·i·oi·des

(kok-sid'ē-oy'dēz)
A genus of fungi found in the soil of the semiarid areas of the southwestern U.S. and smaller areas throughout Central and South America. Two pathogenic species, C. immitis and C. posadasii, cause coccidioidomycosis.
[coccidium + G. eidos, resemblance]

Coccidioides

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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The differential diagnosis for such large (30-60 mm), spherical structures with single or multiple budding includes P brasiliensis, giant blastoconidia of Candida albicans, and the spherules of Coccidioides immitis.
Viability and molecular authentication of Coccidioides immitis strains from Culture Collection of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Point-source coccidioidomycosis outbreaks near the borders of the areas identified by Edwards and Palmer further contributed to what is known about the geographic distribution of Coccidioides spp.
The pulmonary consolidations were thought to be due to aspiration or Coccidioides pneumonia with underlying dermatomyositis-associated interstitial lung disease.
About SPHERUSOL SPHERUSOL is a skin test antigen indicated for the detection of delayed-type hypersensitivity to Coccidioides in individuals with a history of pulmonary coccidioidomycosis.
1) The Coccidioides species are dimorphic fungi predominantly found in the southwestern United States, Mexico and Central and South America.
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5), (37) Coccidioides immitis has a high infection rate and usually resides in desert soils, and in the US is mainly confined to the Southwest.
Valley fever, also called coccidioidomycosis, is caused by inhaling the fungus coccidioides, which lives in soil in the South-western United States.
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Identify the following fungi based on colony morphology and microscopic appearance: Aspergillus spp, Penicillium spp, Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidioides immitis, Fusarium spp, Penicillium marneffei, Pseudallescheria boydii, and Zygomycetes.