Coccidioides immitis


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Related to Coccidioides immitis: blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, Cryptococcus neoformans

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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Pathogenic clones versus environmentally driven population increase: analysis of an epidemic of the human fungal pathogen Coccidioides immitis. J Clin Microbiol.
Sun, "Relationship of progesterone- and estradiol-binding proteins in Coccidioides immitis to coccidioidal dissemination in pregnancy," Infection and Immunity, vol.
Nov., previously recognized as the non-Californian population of Coccidioides immitis. Mycologia2002;94(1):73-84.
Coccidioides immitis (Fig 3) was seen as spherule containing multiple endospores.
In regard to the diagnosis of central nervous system involvement, isolation of Coccidioides immitis from infected cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is difficult, occurring in less than 50% of patients.
In vitro and in vivo activities of posaconazole against Coccidioides immitis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother.
* Identifies Blastomyces dermatitidis, Coccidioides immitis, and Hisfop/asma capsulaium
However, those who are immuno-compromised may consider avoiding (1) wooded areas to evade Blastomyces dermatitidis, (2) semi-arid and arid regions to elude Coccidioides immitis, and (3) Ohio, Mississippi, and St.
nov., previously recognized as the non-California population of Coccidioides immitis. Mycologia 94(1):73-84.