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.
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 was observed in 2.9% ART patients and 4% of Non-ART patients.