disseminated coccidioidomycosis

dis·sem·i·nated coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·sis

a severe, chronic, and progressive form of coccidioidomycosis with spread from the lung to other organs. Patients with this disease are usually significantly immunocompromised.

dis·sem·i·nat·ed coc·ci·di·o·i·do·my·co·sis

(di-sem'i-nā-tĕd kok-sid'ē-oy'dō-mī-kō'sis)
A severe, chronic, and progressive form of coccidioidomycosis spread from the lungs to other organs. Patients with this disease usually are significantly immunocompromised. The disease is caused by the fungus Coccidioides immitis and tends to be more severe in dark-skinned people.
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