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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Coccidioidomycosis: This disease is generally restricted to the western United States, where the causative agent Coccidiodes immitis is endemic.
His risk factors associated with an infectious etiology included living and working near a region where Coccidiodes immitis is endemic and exposure to raccoon-associated Baylisascaris roundworms.
Other fungi: Histoplasma capsulatum and Coccidiodes immitis.