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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(1, 5) Similar to Histoplasma, most primary infections with Coccidiodes immitis are asymptomatic, but about 10% develop lung lesions, fever, cough, excess sputum, and pleuritic pains along with San Joaquin Valley fever complex.
Morphologic appearance differs from that of the fungus Coccidiodes immitis, in which spores contain internal microsporules (10).