CoccidioidomycosisJAMA An infectious fungal disease caused by the inhalation of spores of Coccidioides immitis, which are
carried on windblown dust particles. The disease is endemic in hot dry regions of the Southwestern US
and Central and South America, and is an opportunistic disease associated with AIDS. Also called desert
fever, San Joaquin fever, valley fever. See also Fungus; Opportunistic Infection.
Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever):SFAF
an uncommon fungal disease
acquired by inhaling dust particles containing spores of Coccidioides
immitis. The disease is characterized by lesions in the upper respiratory
tract and lungs, and may sometimes disseminate to visceral organs, bones,
skin and other tissues. Symptoms include cough, fatigue, fever and weight
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