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Coccidioides immitis[‚käk·sid·ē¦ȯi‚dēz i′mīd·əs or i′mēd·əs]
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
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