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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Outbreaks have further defined the geographic distribution of Coccidioides, initially identified in part by large-scale coccidioidin skin test surveys (13).
(2) Routine skin testing with coccidioidin (spherulin) in coccidioidomycosisendemic areas is not predictive of disease and should not be performed (Ell).
The first complete description of the geographic distribution of coccidioidomycosis was accomplished through large-scale evaluations of coccidioidin sensitivity prevalence.
immitis by positive coccidioidin or spherulin skin tests.
In brief, we incubated 0.5 mL of whole peripheral blood with 5 pg of coccidioidin filtrate (provided by Mitch Magee, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA) for 24 h at 37[degrees]C in a humidified incubator containing 5% C[O.sub.2].
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.