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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STRUCTURE analysis also indicates a strong population subdivision within C.
The Mexico isolates display a high level of hybridization between 2 different populations as well as within C.
As in the first patient with subacute disease, this patient's CSF and sera were reactive for C.
Investigation of the work site on July 3 revealed a desert environment with the ground covered with bedonite, a fine, alkaline soil that can provide a conducive environment for C.
watering down the soil and wearing National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [NIOSH]-approved N95 respirators) at the work site to reduce their risk for C.
DNA fragment libraries for each of the cluster-associated C.
Within 2 weeks of returning home, 27 travelers complained of influenza-like symptoms, and initial testing of acute serum specimens at CDC revealed antibodies to C.
Review of the patient's travel history and clinical course indicated that the C.
Acute-phase serum samples were obtained on July 1 or July 3 from persons meeting the clinical case definition and were tested for antibodies to Francisella tularensis, Yersinia pestis, Mycoplasma species, Histoplasma capsulatum, and C.
Histopathologic examination of the biopsy revealed spherules of C.
3] (68% lymphocytes, 14% mononuclear cells, 17% atypical lymphocytes, 15% neutrophils, and 3% eosinophils), 51 mg/dL glucose, and 11 mg/dL protein and grew C.
Hospital medical records were requested from the 16 patients with positive C.