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 reasons for the increased incidence of coccidioidomycosis in California in 2016, particularly in the Central Valley and Central Coast regions, are not known, but climatic and environmental factors favorable to Coccidioides proliferation and airborne release might have contributed, including rainfall after several years of drought and soil disturbance resulting from construction (2).
The distinction between both species of Coccidioides is relatively recent, taking into account that only until 2002, its genotypic differences were described (1,2,5).
Malassezia infection presents with catarrhal conjunctivitis, whereas Coccidioides immitis causes a severe necrotising granular conjunctivitis and sometimes follicular conjunctivitis.
The Fungitell assay (Associates of Cape Cod, East Falmouth, Massachusetts) detects 1,3-[beta]-D-glucan (BG), a component of many medically important fungi, such as Candida spp, Aspergillus spp, Fusarium spp, Pneumocystis jiroveci, Coccidioides immitis, Histoplasma capsulatum, and Blastomyces dermatidis.
Inicialmente confundido con un protozoo semejante a coccidia, se le denomino Coccidioides immitis (Coccidioides = semejante a coccidias e immitis = grave).
However, the serum Coccidioides IgM and IgG by EIA were both positive, as well as Coccidioides immunodiffusion for antibodies, but Coccidioides antibody complement fixation and pleural fluid Coccidioides antigen were negative.
Candida spp, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, Coccidioides immitis e Histoplasma capsulatum, entre otros, provocan esta afeccion.
Brucella IgM antibody, Q fever phase I and II antibodies, coccidioides antibody, histoplasma urine antigen, cryptococcal antigen and blood culture for acid fast bacilliwere all negative.
Most commonly non-Candidal fungi in HIV/AIDS patients include Cryptococcus neo-formans, Coccidioides immitis and Aspergillus.
Brucella canis and anaerobic bacteria also have been reported as was the infections with fungal agents-Blastomyces dermatitidis, Cryptococcus neoformans, or Coccidioides immitis.
Neither dectin-2 nor the mannose receptor is required for resistance to Coccidioides immitis in mice.
An extensive serological workup followed, and was negative for: cytomegalovirus, dengue virus, West Nile virus, Lyme disease, coxsackievirus, syphilis, Cryptococcus, Coccidioides, mumps, measles, antinuclear antibodies, lupus, malaria, and herpes simplex virus.