Coccidioides immitis

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Related to Coccidioides immitis: blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, Cryptococcus neoformans

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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Mycelial form of Coccidioides immitis diagnosed in bronchoalveolar lavage.
Coccidioides immitis identified in soil outside of its known range--Washington, 2013.
Niemann, "Spinal cord compression by Coccidioides immitis abscess," Archives of Neurology, vol.
Caption: Figure 1: Immature spherule at the late segmentation phase prior to development of endospores of Coccidioides immitis (arrow) isolated from the left flank mass.
There is cross-reactivity of the Histoplasma antigen test with antigens from other endemic mycoses including Blastomyces dermatitidis, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, Coccidioides immitis, and Coccidioides posadasii [18].
DeMarsh, "The critical role of C[O.sub.2] in the morphogenesis of Coccidioides immitis in cell-free subcutaneous chambers," Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.
Coccidioidomycosis makes part of deep mycoses caused by Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii dimorphic fungi, which are considered the primary pathogens because they affect immunocompetent people (1,2).
Common fungi causing conjunctivitis are: Candida albicans, Candida parapsilosis, Candida tropicalis, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, Coccidioides immitis, Blastomyces dermatitidis, Rhinosporidium seeberi, Sporothrix schenckii, etc.
Inicialmente confundido con un protozoo semejante a coccidia, se le denomino Coccidioides immitis (Coccidioides = semejante a coccidias e immitis = grave).
Coccidioides immitis y Paracoccidioides brasiliensis: dos hongos patogenos restringidos al Continente Americano.
Candida spp, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, Coccidioides immitis e Histoplasma capsulatum, entre otros, provocan esta afeccion.
Coccidioides immitis was observed in 2.9% ART patients and 4% of Non-ART patients.