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Coccidioidomycosis MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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fungus disease caused by COCCIDIOIDES, not COCCIDIA
Scope Note
Infection with a fungus of the genus COCCIDIOIDES, endemic to the SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES. It is sometimes called valley fever but should not be confused with RIFT VALLEY FEVER. Infection is caused by inhalation of airborne, fungal particles known as arthroconidia, a form of FUNGAL SPORES. A primary form is an acute, benign, self-limited respiratory infection. A secondary form is a virulent, severe, chronic, progressive granulomatous disease with systemic involvement. It can be detected by use of COCCIDIOIDIN.
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Coccidioides Infection
Coccidioides immitis Infection
Coccidioides posadasii Infection
Coccidioidomycosis Infection
San Joaquin Valley Fever
Valley Fever
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WC 460
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Coccidioidomycosis Preferred
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