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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Coccidioides immitis identified in soil outside of its known range--Washington, 2013.
Molecular approaches to the study of Coccidioides immitis.
Observations on Coccidioides immitis found growing naturally in soil.
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The position of YLSTo within the phylum Ascomycota was determined after aligning the complete sequence of the NS1-6 (1438 nt) clone with that of eleven ascomycete fungi: Arcoesphaera apis, Aspergyillus fumigatus, Coccidioides immitis (Class Plectomycetes); Hypomyces chrysospermus, Ophiostoma ulmi, Podospora anserina (Class Pyrenomycetes); Lecanora dispersa, Spathularia flavida, Spaenophorus globosus (Class Discomycetes); Candida albicans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Order Saccharomycetales) and Ustilago maydis (Class Basidiomycetes) as an outgroup (Fig.
In areas where Coccidioides immitis is endemic, coccidioidomycosis remains a threat to those whose occupations involve disturbing the soil, said Dr.
Coccidioidomycosis is caused by breathing in spores of the fungus Coccidioides immitis.
En Latinoamerica se encuentran frecuentes infecciones por Histoplasma capsulatum y Coccidioides immitis en los pacientes con VIH.
The infectious organism, Coccidioides immitis, grows in soil and vegetation, so the disease typically occurs in agricultural workers.
The dust poses a special danger because it has been shown to contain a fungus called Coccidioides immitis, which normally resides in the soil.
Scientists say the techniques used to figure out indirectly the cryptic sex of Coccidioides immitis, the Valley Fever fungus, could be used to determine which of the many poorly known microbial species assumed to be asexual really are.
This case report describes a patient with pneumonias diagnosed sequentially and caused by Pneumocystis carinii, Mycobacterium gordonae, and Coccidioides immitis.