Coccidioides immitis

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Coccidioides immitis

[‚käk·sid·ē¦ȯi‚dēz i′mīd·əs or i′mēd·əs]
(medicine)
A mold primarily found in desert soil that converts into spherules containing endospores when growing within the body and that causes coccidioidomycosis or San Joaquin valley fever.
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Three loci showed the opposite pattern (K01, K03, and K07) and had low diversity for C.
STRUCTURE analysis based on 619 isolates revealed 3 Coccidioides populations for C.
She described two cases of chronic meningitis that illustrate different manifestations of C.
Initial serologic tests were negative for antibodies to Francisella tularensis, Yersinia pestis, Mycoplasma species, Histoplasma capsulatum, and C.
The disease is acquired by inhaling the arthroconidia of C.
Both the unidentified mold, which was sent to our hospital for further identification, and a mold cultured from the previous biopsy wound at our hospital were identified as C.
Editorial Note: Coccidioides immitis is a dimorphic fungus that grows in soil in much of the southwestern United States; infection results from inhalation of airborne C.
In addition, we report results of a serologic survey of Dinosaur National Monument employees performed to assess recent exposure to C.
Recent increases in California and reports of isolated cases in areas without endemic disease suggest that physicians and laboratory personnel should be alert to the possible role of C.
A punch biopsy of the lesion showed multinucleated giant cells and spherules with endospores consistent with C.
We used hospital discharge records and state mycology laboratory data to investigate the characteristics of C.