primary coccidioidomycosis


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a disease common in the San Joaquin Valley of California and certain additional areas in the southwestern U.S. as well as the Chaco region of Argentina, caused by inhalation of the arthroconidia of Coccidioides immitis; acute onset of respiratory symptoms accompanied by fever, aches, malaise, arthralgia, headache, and occasionally an early erythematous or papular eruption; erythema multiforme or erythema nodosum may appear.
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A limitation of our study of primary coccidioidomycosis was that many of the nonill inmates may have been previously infected and, therefore, immune to disease.
Association of primary coccidioidomycosis with prison of incarceration, diabetes status, and the number of days incarcerated among inmates, California, USA, 2011 * Characteristic No.