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  • Dimorphic fungus existing as a mycelial form in nature and as endosporulating spherule in tissue. Lives in soil.
  • Infection acquired through inhalation of arthroconidia, which are then converted to spherules within 48 hrs.
  • Endemic in central CA, southern AZ, southern NM, and west TX, northern Mexico, and parts of Central and South America.
  • Species:
    • Coccidioides immitis
    • Coccidioides posadasii

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Last updated: October 3, 2015


Gupta, Amita, and Natasha Chida. "Coccidioidomycosis." Johns Hopkins HIV Guide, 2015. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545044/all/Coccidioidomycosis.
Gupta A, Chida N. Coccidioidomycosis. Johns Hopkins HIV Guide. 2015. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545044/all/Coccidioidomycosis. Accessed May 25, 2019.
Gupta, A., & Chida, N. (2015). Coccidioidomycosis. In Johns Hopkins HIV Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545044/all/Coccidioidomycosis
Gupta A, Chida N. Coccidioidomycosis [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins HIV Guide. ; 2015. [cited 2019 May 25]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545044/all/Coccidioidomycosis.
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