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.
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Coccidioidomycosis: This disease is generally restricted to the western United States, where the causative agent Coccidiodes immitis is endemic.
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.