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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.
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Coccidioidomycosis: This disease is generally restricted to the western United States, where the causative agent Coccidiodes immitis
His risk factors associated with an infectious etiology included living and working near a region where Coccidiodes immitis
is endemic and exposure to raccoon-associated Baylisascaris roundworms.
Other fungi: Histoplasma capsulatum and Coccidiodes immitis