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Coccidioidomycosis

definition

Infection with a fungus of the genus COCCIDIOIDES, species C. immitis. The primary form is an acute, benign, self-limited respiratory infection due to inhalation of spores and varying in severity. The secondary form is a virulent, severe, chronic, progressive granulomatous disease with systemic involvement. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

synonyms

Coccidioidomycosis

UMLS

Coccidioidomycoses, Coccidioidomycosis, Coccidioidomycosis NOS, Coccidioidomycosis, NOS, DESERT FEVER, Disease, Posada-Wernicke, Disease, Wernicke-Posadas, FEVER, DESERT, FEVER, SAN JOAQUIN, Fever, San Joaquin valley, FEVER, VALLEY, Infection by Coccidioides immitis, Posadas-Wernicke disease, San Joaquin Valley fever, Valley fever, Wernicke-Posadas disease