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Coccidioidomycosis

Medical Mycology

Systemic Mycoses Due to Dimorphic Fungi

  1. Demosthenes Pappagianis MD PhD Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0153

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Pappagianis, D. 2010. Coccidioidomycosis. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. University of California, School of Medicine, Davis, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Etiologic Agent
  • 2
    Host Response
  • 3
    Laboratory Diagnosis

Keywords:

  • Coccidioidomycosis;
  • Coccidioides immitis-soil-inhabiting fungus causing coccidioidomycosis;
  • Coccidioides species-‘select agent’ of bioterrorism;
  • ecology/epidemiology/geographic distribution;
  • forms of coccidioidomycosis in humans;
  • coccidioidal lesions, termed pyogranulomatous;
  • fungicidal agents;
  • immunoserology and immunological tests-diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis