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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Observations on Coccidioides immitis found growing naturally in soil.
Coccidioides immitis presenting as a mycelial pathogen with empyema and hydropneumothorax.
This challenge was intended to mimic Coccidioides immitis, which is a relatively common fungal pathogen in the southwestern United States.
Coccidioides immitis fungemia: clinical features and survival in 33 adult patients.
Analysis of focalized pulmonary granulomas due to Coccidioides immitis.
Coccidioides immitis prostatitis is a rare form of disseminated coccidioidomycosis.
Histoplasma capsulatum Cryptococcus neoformans Blastomyces dermatitidis Coccidioides immitis Pneumocystis carinii Aspergillus spp.
Dendritic cells pulsed with Coccidioides immitis lysate induce antigen-specific naive T cell activation.
Coccidioides immitis is a dimorphic fungus present in the soil of desert areas of the southwestern United States and Mexico, as well as parts of Central and South America.
Addison's disease also has been linked to infection by Coccidioides immitis, a dimorphic fungus endemic to the southwestern United States, some areas of Central and South America, and parts of Mexico.
Soft tissue Earthquake, 1994 Coccidioides immitis Pulmonary; 6 (3.
Fluconazole is generally considered to be superior to itraconazole for the management of fungal CNS infections, particularly meningitis caused by Coccidioides immitis and cryptococcal meningitis.