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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Prevalence of sensitivity to coccidioidin, with special reference to specific and nonspecific reactions to coccidioidin and to histoplasmin.
of cases) California (25) Arizona (2) Texas (1) Common symptoms: recent chest pain, shortness of breath Positive Negative Coccidioidin skin test 6 14 Complement fixation serology 29 1 Coccidioides spp culture 29 2 Surgical procedures (No.
13) later used T27K, a coccidioidal antigen preparation, we elected to use coccidioidin filtrate, which has historically been shown to be a good coccidioidal preparation for DTH testing and to be an even better preparation for determining cellular immunity in vitro (14).
2) Routine skin testing with coccidioidin (spherulin) in coccidioidomycosisendemic areas is not predictive of disease and should not be performed (Ell).
immitis by positive coccidioidin or spherulin skin tests.
The mycosis is presently considered to be endemic to Northeast Brazil, as evidenced by human autochthonous cases (6-8), positive coccidioidin skin-test results (7), and isolation of the fungus from soil (7,9).
Histoplasmin and coccidioidin sensitivity among students in Taiwan.