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Lung weight parallels disease severity in experimental coccidioidomycosis. (1/344)

Evidence provided by histopathological study of lesions is a valuable adjunct for evaluating chemotherapeutic efficacy in experimental animal models, In addition, this should be correlated with a measure of disease severity in the same animal. The latter could be obtained by homogenization of infected organs and quantitative enumeration of viable cells of the etiological agent, but this would preclude histopathological studies in the same animal. Progression of disease in pulmonary infection is associated with replacement of air space by fluid, cells, and cellular debris. Therefore, an increase in lung weight should reflect severity of disease. Results with the murine model of coccidioidomycosis demonstrate that increasing lung weight parallels the increasing census of fungus cells in the lungs of both treated and nontreated infected mice. This was supported with evidence obtained from microscopic studies of lesions indicating that specific chemotherapy limited spread of the infection and inhibited multiplication of the fungus in the lung. Therefore, lung weight can be used as a measure of disease severity in the murine model of coccidioidomycosis.  (+info)

Reactivation of coccidioidomycosis in a fit American visitor. (2/344)

The case history is presented of an American visitor, known to have had primary coccidioidomycosis previously, who became very unwell during a visit to the UK. Despite consideration of reactivation of coccidioidomycosis from the outset, other pathogens were identified while Coccidioides immitis was not initially, leading to a delay in treatment.  (+info)

The first imported case of pulmonary coccidioidomycosis in Korea. (3/344)

Coccidioidomycosis is an endemic disease found in the southwestern part of North America. Travellers who visit the endemic area may carry the infection. We report a case of pulmonary coccidioidomycosis in a 74-year-old woman. She was healthy before visiting Arizona, U.S.A twice. After returning home, she began to complain of intermittent dry coughing. The symptom was mild, however, and she was treated symptomatically. Later a chest radiograph, which was taken 4 years after the onset of the symptom, showed a solitary pulmonary nodule in the right upper lobe. By percutaneous needle aspiration, a few clusters of atypical cells were noted in the necrotic background. A right upper and middle lobectomy was done. A 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm sized tan nodule was present in otherwise normal lung parenchyma. Microscopically, the nodule consisted of aggregates of multiple solid granulomas inside of which was mostly necrotic. Neutrophils and nuclear debris were scattered along the periphery of the necrotic foci. Numerous multinucleated giant cells were associated with the granulomas. In the necrotic area, mature spherules of Coccidioides immitis, which were 30-100 microm in diameter, were present. They contained numerous endospores which ranged from 5 to 15 microm and were also noted in multinucleated giant cells. The diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis was made. She is doing well after the resection.  (+info)

Genes influencing resistance to Coccidioides immitis and the interleukin-10 response map to chromosomes 4 and 6 in mice. (4/344)

Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection that is endemic in the southwestern United States. Infection is more severe in blacks and Filipinos, which suggests that there is a genetic basis for susceptibility to this infection in humans. We found that there is also a difference in resistance to Coccidioides immitis infection among inbred mouse strains: B6 mice are susceptible, while DBA/2 mice are resistant (T. N. Kirkland and J. Fierer, Infect. Immun. 40:912-916, 1983). In this paper we report the results of our efforts to map the genes responsible for resistance to this infection in mice. Mice were infected by intraperitoneal inoculation, and 15 days later the numbers of viable fungi in their lungs and spleens were enumerated. We also determined the amounts of interleukin-10 mRNA made in the infected lungs. These three phenotypes were mapped as quantitative traits by using the 26 available lines of recombinant inbred mice derived from a cross between B6 and DBA/2 mice. The best associations were those between the regions near the Lv locus on chromosome 4 and the Tnfr1 locus on chromosome 6. We then infected backcross mice [(B6 x DBA/2) x B6] and confirmed these associations; 14 of 16 (87%) mice that were heterozygous at both Lv and Tnfr1 were resistant to infection, whereas only 4 of 16 (25%) mice that were homozygous B6 at both loci were resistant. These are the first genetic loci to be associated with susceptibility to C. immitis, but there may be additional genes involved in murine resistance to this infection.  (+info)

Resistance to Coccidioides immitis in mice after immunization with recombinant protein or a DNA vaccine of a proline-rich antigen. (5/344)

Two inbred strains of mice (BALB/c and C57BL/6) were vaccinated with either recombinant expression protein of a Coccidioides immitis spherule-derived proline-rich antigen (rPRA) in monophosphoryl lipid A-oil emulsion adjuvant or a DNA vaccine based on the same antigen. Four weeks after vaccination, mice were infected intraperitoneally with arthroconidia. By 2 weeks, groups of mice receiving saline or plasmids with no PRA insert exhibited significant weight loss, and quantitative CFUs in the lungs ranged from 5.9 to 6.4 log10. In contrast, groups of mice immunized with either rPRA or DNA vaccine had significantly smaller pulmonary fungal burdens, ranging from 3.0 to 4.5 log10 fewer CFUs. In vitro immunologic markers of lymphocyte proliferation and gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) release after splenocytes were stimulated with rPRA correlated with protection. Also, plasma concentrations of rPRA-specific total immunoglobulin G (IgG), IgG1, and IgG2a showed increases in vaccinated mice. These studies expand earlier work by demonstrating protection in mice which differ in H-2 background, by using an adjuvant that is potentially applicable to human use, and by achieving comparable protections with a DNA-based vaccine. Our in vitro results substantiate a Th1 response as evidenced by IFN-gamma release and increased IgG2a. However, IgG1 was also stimulated, suggesting some Th2 response as well. PRA is a promising vaccine candidate for prevention of coccidioidomycosis and warrants further investigation.  (+info)

Coadministration of interleukin 12 expression vector with antigen 2 cDNA enhances induction of protective immunity against Coccidioides immitis. (6/344)

Interleukin 12 (IL-12) plays an important role in the induction of protective immunity against cancer and infectious diseases. In this study we asked whether IL-12 cDNA could increase the protective capacity of the antigen 2 (Ag2) gene vaccine in experimental coccidioidomycosis. Coimmunization of BALB/c mice with a single-chain IL-12 cDNA (p40-L-p35) and Ag2 cDNA, both subcloned into the pVR1012 plasmid, significantly enhanced protection against systemic challenge with 2,500 arthroconidia, as evidenced by a greater-than-1.3-log-unit reduction in the fungal load in the lungs and spleens compared to mice receiving the pVR1012 vector alone, Ag2 cDNA alone, or IL-12 cDNA alone. The enhanced protection was associated with increased gamma interferon secretion; production of immunoglobulin G2a (IgG2a), IgG2b, and IgG3 antibodies to Coccidioides immitis antigen; and the influx of CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells in lungs and spleens. When challenged by the pulmonary route, mice covaccinated with Ag2 cDNA and IL-12 cDNA were not protected at the lung level but did show a significant reduction in the fungal load in their livers and spleens compared to mice vaccinated with Ag2 cDNA or IL-12 cDNA alone. These results suggest that IL-12 acts as a therapeutic adjuvant to enhance Ag2 cDNA-induced protective immunity against experimental coccidioidomycosis through the induction of Th1-associated immune responses.  (+info)

Outbreak of coccidioidomycosis in Washington state residents returning from Mexico. (7/344)

In July 1996 the Washington State Department of Health (Seattle) was notified of a cluster of a flulike, rash-associated illness in a 126-member church group, many of whom were adolescents. The group had recently returned from Tecate, Mexico, where members had assisted with construction projects at an orphanage. After 1 member was diagnosed with coccidioidomycosis, we initiated a study to identify further cases. We identified 21 serologically confirmed cases of coccidioidomycosis (minimum attack rate, 17%). Twenty cases (95%) occurred in adolescents, and 13 patients (62%) had rash. Sixteen symptomatic patients saw 19 health care providers; 1 health care provider correctly diagnosed coccidioidomycosis. Coccidioides immitis was isolated from soil samples from Tecate by use of the intraperitoneal mouse inoculation method. Trip organizers were unaware of the potential for C. immitis infection. Travelers visiting regions where C. immitis is endemic should be made aware of the risk of acquiring coccidioidomycosis, and health care providers should be familiar with coccidioidomycosis and its diagnosis.  (+info)

A major cell surface antigen of Coccidioides immitis which elicits both humoral and cellular immune responses. (8/344)

Multinucleate parasitic cells (spherules) of Coccidioides immitis isolates produce a membranous outer wall component (SOW) in vitro which has been reported to be reactive with antibody from patients with coccidioidal infection, elicits a potent proliferative response of murine immune T cells, and has immunoprotective capacity in a murine model of coccidioidomycosis. To identify the antigenic components of SOW, the crude wall material was first subjected to Triton X-114 extraction, and a water-soluble fraction derived from this treatment was examined for protein composition and reactivity in humoral and cellular immunoassays. Protein electrophoresis revealed that the aqueous fraction of three different isolates of C. immitis each contained one or two major glycoproteins (SOWgps), distinguished by their molecular sizes, which ranged from 58 to 82 kDa. The SOWgps, however, showed identical N-terminal amino acid sequences, and each was recognized by sera from patients with C. immitis infection. Antibody raised against the purified 58-kDa glycoprotein (SOWgp58) of the Silveira isolate was used for Western blot and immunolocalization analyses. Expression of SOWgp was shown to be parasitic phase specific, and the antigen was localized to the membranous SOW. The water-soluble fraction of SOW and the purified SOWgp58 were tested for the ability to stimulate proliferation of human peripheral monocytic cells (PBMC). The latter were obtained from healthy volunteers with positive skin test reaction to spherulin, a parasitic-phase antigen of C. immitis, and from volunteers who showed no skin test reaction to the same antigen. The SOW preparations stimulated proliferation of PBMC from skin test-positive but not skin test-negative donors, and the activated cells secreted gamma interferon, which is indicative of a T helper 1 pathway of immune response. Results of this study suggest that SOWgp is a major parasitic cell surface-expressed antigen that elicits both humoral and cellular immune responses in patients with coccidioidal infection.  (+info)

While most Ascomycetes tend to associate principally with plants, the dimorphic fungi Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii are primary pathogens of immunocompetent mammals, including humans. Infection results from environmental exposure to Coccidiodies, which is believed to grow as a soil saprophyte in arid deserts. To investigate hypotheses about the life history and evolution of Coccidioides, the genomes of several Onygenales, including C. immitis and C. posadasii; a close, nonpathogenic relative, Uncinocarpus reesii; and a more diverged pathogenic fungus, Histoplasma capsulatum, were sequenced and compared with those of 13 more distantly related Ascomycetes. This analysis identified increases and decreases in gene family size associated with a host/substrate shift from plants to animals in the Onygenales. In addition, comparison among Onygenales genomes revealed evolutionary changes in Coccidioides that may underlie its infectious phenotype, the identification of which may ...
Coccidioides is a genus of dimorphic ascomycetes in the family Onygenaceae. Member species are the cause of coccidioidomycosis, also known as San Joaquin Valley fever, an infectious fungal disease largely confined to the Western Hemisphere and endemic in the Southwestern United States. The host acquires the disease by respiratory inhalation of spores disseminated in their natural habitat. The causative agents of coccidioidomycosis are Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii. Both C. immitis and C. posadasii are indistinguishable during laboratory testing and commonly referred in literature as Coccidioides. Coccidioidomycosis is amazingly diverse in terms of its scope of clinical presentation, as well as clinical severity. About 60% of Coccidioides infections as determined by serologic conversion are asymptomatic. The most common clinical syndrome in the other 40% of infected patients is an acute respiratory illness characterized by fever, cough, and pleuritic pain. Skin manifestations, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Dendritic cells pulsed with Coccidioides immitis lysate induce antigen-specific naive T cell activation. AU - Richards, J. O.. AU - Ampel, Neil M.. AU - Galgiani, John N. AU - Lake, D. F.. PY - 2001/11/1. Y1 - 2001/11/1. N2 - Coccidioidomycosis, an infection endemic to the southwestern United States, is caused by the fungus Coccidioides immitis. Coccidioidal infection is overcome by the development of cell-mediated immunity. This study evaluated the role of dendritic cells (DCs) in the initiation of coccidioidal immunity in nonimmune individuals. It was demonstrated that DCs pulsed with the coccidioidal antigen preparation, toluene spherule lysate (TSL), induce DC maturation, autologous lymphocyte proliferation, and antigen-specific lymphocyte responses from nonimmune donors. Furthermore, TSL-primed lymphocytes secreted interferon - γ after restimulation with TSL or antigen 2/proline-rich antigen, a subcomponent of TSL, but they did not do so when restimulated with ovalbumin or ...
For patients who are unresponsive to fluconazole, options are limited. Several case reports have studied the efficacy of three newer antifungal agents in the treatment of disease that is refractory to first-line therapy: posaconazole and voriconazole (triazole compounds similar in structure to fluconazole) and caspofungin (glucan synthesis inhibitor of the echinocandin structural class). However, these drugs have not been FDA approved, and clinical trials are lacking. Susceptibility testing of Coccidioides species in one report revealed uniform susceptibility to most antifungal agents, including these newer drugs. In very severe cases, combination therapy with amphotericin B and an azole have been postulated, although no trials have been conducted. Caspofungin in combination with fluconazole has been cited as beneficial in a case report of a 31-year-old Asian patient with coccidioidal pneumonia. In a case report of a 23-year-old Black male with HIV and coccidioidal meningitis, combination ...
Coccidioides precipitin is a blood test that looks for infections due to a fungus called Coccidioides, which causes the disease coccidioidomycosis. Learn more.
GenMark Diagnostics has secured CE Mark under the European In‐Vitro Diagnostic Devices Directive (98/79/EC) for its ePlex blood culture identification fungal pathogen (BCID-FP) panel. BCID-FP is the first panel in the GenMark Sepsis Solution, which will also include BCID Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative panels.. "We are very pleased to bring the first of our three blood culture identification panels to the European market. Rapid diagnosis of blood stream infections can have significant impact on improving patient outcomes and reducing cost of therapy.. GenMarks approach will enable this by providing the broadest pathogen inclusivity and drug resistance markers of any multiplex molecular solution on the market today," said Hany Massarany, President and Chief Executive Officer of GenMark.. "Fungal blood stream infections are some of the most critical conditions we face in the clinical laboratory and diagnosing them quickly and accurately has a significant positive impact on patient ...
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Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection that usually presents as a primary lung infection. The fungus is endemic to the Southwest United States of America, northern Mexico and parts of Central and South America the infection is rare outside these areas. However, some patients develop disseminated infection that can lie dormant for several years and can present itself in travelers. We report the first case of extra pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis in a non-immunocompromised individual in Denmark. A 32 year old Danish woman presented at the Emergency department with abdominal pain. Computed tomography scan and ultrasound examination of the pelvis raised suspicion of salpingitis. A laparoscopy exposed a necrotic salpinx and several small white elements that resembled peritoneal carcinomatosis. Histological workup however determined that she suffered from disseminated coccidioidomycosis. The patient had lived 2 years in Las Vegas, in the United States of America, 7 years prior and had no memory of lung
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Healthcare: Antibiotic avoidance. Over a third of women presenting with urinary tract infection symptoms are happy to delay antibiotic treatment when asked by their GP, with the majority of these patients showing an improvement in symptoms without the need for further treatment. This intriguingly suggests that patients are much more open to reducing unnecessary antibiotic use than is often thought. More on this study over on our blog.. Microbiology: Conversion of Coccidioides. Coccidioides immitis is a disease-causing fungus in mammals that exists as molds in the wild, growing in the desert soils of the southwestern US, and in Central and South America. In humans it can cause Valley Fever or pneumonia through inhalation of spores which eventually turn into pathogenic spherules. Viriyakosol et al. now report that this conversion from spores to spherules requires major transcriptional reprogramming, and has little congruence with genetic mechanisms displayed in other dimorphic fungi.. Cancer: The ...
Glycolysis is the process of converting glucose into pyruvate and generating small amounts of ATP (energy) and NADH (reducing power). It is a central pathway that produces important precursor metabolites: six-carbon compounds of glucose-6P and fructose-6P and three-carbon compounds of glycerone-P, glyceraldehyde-3P, glycerate-3P, phosphoenolpyruvate, and pyruvate [MD:M00001]. Acetyl-CoA, another important precursor metabolite, is produced by oxidative decarboxylation of pyruvate [MD:M00307]. When the enzyme genes of this pathway are examined in completely sequenced genomes, the reaction steps of three-carbon compounds from glycerone-P to pyruvate form a conserved core module [MD:M00002], which is found in almost all organisms and which sometimes contains operon structures in bacterial genomes. Gluconeogenesis is a synthesis pathway of glucose from noncarbohydrate precursors. It is essentially a reversal of glycolysis with minor variations of alternative paths [MD:M00003 ...
Linoleate dioxygenase-cytochrome P450 (DOX-CYP) fusion enzymes are common in pathogenic fungi. The DOX domains form hydroperoxy metabolites of 18:2n-6, which can be transformed by the CYP domains to 1,2- or 1,4-diols, epoxy alcohols, or to allene oxides. We have characterized two novel allene oxide synthases (AOSs), namely, recombinant 8R-DOX-AOS of Coccidioides immitis (causing valley fever) and 8S-DOX-AOS of Zymoseptoria tritici (causing septoria tritici blotch of wheat). The 8R-DOX-AOS oxidized 18:2n-6 sequentially to 8R-hydroperoxy-9Z,12Z-octadecadienoic acid (8R-HPODE) and to an allene oxide, 8R(9)-epoxy-9,12Z-octadecadienoic acid, as judged from the accumulation of the α-ketol, 8S-hydroxy-9-oxo-12Z-octadecenoic acid. The 8S-DOX-AOS of Z. tritici transformed 18:2n-6 sequentially to 8S-HPODE and to an α-ketol, 8R-hydroxy-9-oxo-12Z-octadecenoic acid, likely formed by hydrolysis of 8S(9)-epoxy-9,12Z-octadecadienoic acid. The 8S-DOX-AOS oxidized [8R-(2)H]18:2n-6 to 8S-HPODE with retention of ...
ribose-5-phosphate isomerage B (RpiB):Presented here is a series of crystal structures solved by the Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease (SSGCID) of ribose-5-phosphate isomerase B, or RpiB, from the pathogenic fungus, Coccidioides immitis. This parasite, which resides in the soil in certain parts of the western hemisphere, causes coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever. The disease is difficult to diagnose as it causes masses which mimics a lung tumor. Ribose-5-phosphate isomerase is an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion between ribose-5-phosphate and ribulose-5-phosphate. This family of enzymes naturally occurs in two distinct classes, RpiA and RpiB, which play, among others, an important role in the pentose phosphate pathway, which converts a type of glucose into other molecules. Although RpiB occurs predominantly in bacteria, the RpiB from this fungal pathogen contains high structural similarity to other known RpiB structures despite modest sequence similarity. The C.
1LL6: THE STRUCTURE OF AN ALLOSAMIDIN COMPLEX WITH THE COCCIDIOIDES IMMITIS CHITINASE DEFINES A ROLE FOR A SECOND ACID RESIDUE IN SUBSTRATE-ASSISTED MECHANISM
Mae ffyngaun achosi llawer o glefydau difrifol mewn anifeiliaid a phobl. Gall ffyngau asbergilws achosi necrosis yr ysgyfaint (ysgyfaint ffermwr), y system nerfol, ac organau eraill. Gall y ffyngau hyn hefyd gynhyrchu cynhyrchion gwenwynig mewn cydrannau bwydydd, gan achosi mycowenwyniad yn yr anifail syn bwytar bwyd hwn. Gall y ffwng tebyg i furum, Candida albicans, (llindag) achosi haint a llid y gwddf ar wain. Mae ffyngau dermatoffytig yn effeithio ar groen anifeiliaid a bodau dynol (e.e. tarwden y traed). Mae ffyngau a gludir mewn llwch, megis Coccidioides immitis a Histoplasma capsulatum, yn achosi clefyd yr ysgyfaint neu glefyd cyffredinol mewn anifeiliaid a bodau dynol.[1]. ...
A general rule with any fungal infection is that it takes a long time to clear. Valley Fever is no different and a year of medication administration is fairly common. Treatment continues until the clinical signs have resolved, the radiographs look normal, and the antibody level has stabilized (note antibody levels may never fully drop to zero). Ketoconazole, itraconazole , and fluconazole are the usual drugs to treat this condition. Monitoring liver enzymes is important with all of these, particularly since long treatment courses are common.. Lufenuron, the active ingredient in the flea control product Program, was developed to inhibit the development of chitin (the crunchy exterior material of the insect body). The idea was that a flea larva who had fed upon blood pellets (flea dirt) from a pet treated with oral lufenuron would be unable to properly pupate into an adult flea. It turns out that the shell of Coccidioides immitis is also rich in chitin and that lufenuron at specific doses may be ...
Information on the Tree of Life. Recent efforts to reveal the evolutionary history of life on earth have increasingly relied on the sequencing of DNA from multiple species for multiple genes. This figure demonstrates a principle that should guide these efforts: to understand deep divergences, sample taxa that diverge deeply first. a) and b) Curves depict the cumulative support for the bold deep internode of four species (the fungi Yarrowia lipolytica, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Coccidioides immitis, and Neurospora crassa), ranging from zero to complete sampling for several sampling schemes: the outcome based on perfect and worst-possible performance (dashed); outcome based on prioritizing sampling based on an novel theoretical prediction using rate of evolution of the sequences (solid); outcome based on prioritizing sampling of all genes for the deepest ingroup (dash-dotted); expectation for haphazard sampling (dotted). c) The established chronogram, or time tree, of the evolution of these ...
Information on the Tree of Life. Recent efforts to reveal the evolutionary history of life on earth have increasingly relied on the sequencing of DNA from multiple species for multiple genes. This figure demonstrates a principle that should guide these efforts: to understand deep divergences, sample taxa that diverge deeply first. a) and b) Curves depict the cumulative support for the bold deep internode of four species (the fungi Yarrowia lipolytica, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Coccidioides immitis, and Neurospora crassa), ranging from zero to complete sampling for several sampling schemes: the outcome based on perfect and worst-possible performance (dashed); outcome based on prioritizing sampling based on an novel theoretical prediction using rate of evolution of the sequences (solid); outcome based on prioritizing sampling of all genes for the deepest ingroup (dash-dotted); expectation for haphazard sampling (dotted). c) The established chronogram, or time tree, of the evolution of these ...
Information on the Tree of Life. Recent efforts to reveal the evolutionary history of life on earth have increasingly relied on the sequencing of DNA from multiple species for multiple genes. This figure demonstrates a principle that should guide these efforts: to understand deep divergences, sample taxa that diverge deeply first. a) and b) Curves depict the cumulative support for the bold deep internode of four species (the fungi Yarrowia lipolytica, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Coccidioides immitis, and Neurospora crassa), ranging from zero to complete sampling for several sampling schemes: the outcome based on perfect and worst-possible performance (dashed); outcome based on prioritizing sampling based on an novel theoretical prediction using rate of evolution of the sequences (solid); outcome based on prioritizing sampling of all genes for the deepest ingroup (dash-dotted); expectation for haphazard sampling (dotted). c) The established chronogram, or time tree, of the evolution of these ...
Once in contact with the host immune system, the microorganism faces the hosts tightly integrated cellular and humoral immune responses. Cellular immunity, comprising T lymphocytes, macrophages, and natural killer cells, primarily recognizes and combats pathogens that proliferate intracellularly. Cellular immune mechanisms are important in immunity to all classes of infectious agents, including most viruses and many bacteria (e.g., Mycoplasma, Chlamydophila, Listeria, Salmonella, and Mycobacterium), parasites (e.g., Trypanosoma, Toxoplasma, and Leishmania), and fungi (e.g., Histoplasma, Cryptococcus, and Coccidioides). Usually, T lymphocytes are activated by macrophages and B lymphocytes, which present foreign antigens along with the hosts own major histocompatibility complex antigen to the T-cell receptor. Activated T cells may then act in several ways to fight infection. Cytotoxic T cells may directly attack and lyse host cells that express foreign antigens. Helper T cells stimulate the ...
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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET - INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES SECTION I - INFECTIOUS AGENT NAME: Coccidioides immitis SYNONYM OR CROSS REFERENCE: Coccidioidomycosis, Valley fever, Desert fever CHARACTERISTICS: Dimorphic fungus, reproduces by arthroconidia, swelling of arthroconidia in vivo into spherules (which burst and release endospores) SECTION II - HEALTH HAZARD PATHOGENICITY: Systemic mycosis beginning as a respiratory infection; primary infection asymptomatic or influenza-like; 1/5 clinical cases develop erythema nodosum; rare progression to disseminated disease (more common in pregnant women, blacks and filipinos); progressive, frequently fatal granulomatous disease with lung lesions and abscesses throughout body. Meningitis common, 90% fatal if not treated. Increasingly important in immunocompromised patients. EPIDEMIOLOGY: Primary infections common in arid and semiarid areas of Western Hemisphere (California to South Texas, northern Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico and Central ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Production of tumor necrosis factor alpha, interleukin-1α, and interleukin-6 during murine coccidioidomycosis. AU - Cox, R. A.. AU - Magee, Dewey. PY - 1995. Y1 - 1995. N2 - The proinflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1α (IL-1α), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) were induced in mice infected with Coccidioides immitis. Analyses of the cytokine profiles of two inbred mouse strains which differ in their susceptibility to pulmonary challenge with C. immitis revealed higher levels of IL-6 in lungs from DBA/2 mice (resistant strain) than in those from BALB/c mice (susceptible strain) beginning at day 6 and continuing through day 15 postinfection. Spleen cells from both mouse strains secreted TNF-α, IL-1α, and IL-6 in vitro in response to stimulation with killed spherules but differed in that spleen cells from the resistant strain produced increased levels of these cytokines earlier after pulmonary challenge and at increased levels throughout the course ...
Epidemiology. Coccidioidomycosis is caused by a soil-dwelling fungus that consists of two species, Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii. Most cases of coccidioidomycosis in HIV-infected individuals have been reported in the areas in which the disease is highly endemic.1 In the United States, these areas include the lower San Joaquin Valley and other arid regions in southern California; much of Arizona; the southern regions of Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico; and western Texas.2 Recently, cases of coccidioidomycosis that appeared to be acquired in eastern Washington state have been reported.3 Whether this is anomalous or is a manifestation of an expanding area of endemicity is not clear at this time. In some instances, coccidioidomycosis has been diagnosed in patients with HIV infection well outside the known endemic regions. These have presumably been the result of reactivation of a previously acquired infection.. The risk of developing symptomatic coccidioidomycosis after infection is ...
Coccidioidomycosis (/kɒkˌsɪdiɔɪdoʊmaɪˈkoʊsɪs/, kok-sid-ee-oy-doh-my-KOH-sis), commonly known as cocci, valley fever, as well as California fever, desert rheumatism, and San Joaquin Valley fever, is a mammalian fungal disease caused by Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii. It is endemic in certain parts of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and northern Mexico. ...
Coccidioidomycosis is caused by Coccidioides immitis. Coccidioides immitis is detected as spherules via direct examination of tissue or sputum in a potassium hydroxide preparation. Eosinophilia is a useful laboratory marker for coccidioidomycosis.
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Coccidioidomycosis, also called "Valley Fever", is an infection caused by the fungus Coccidioides. The disease is also sometimes called "San Joaquin Valley fever" or "desert rheumatism." The term "Valley Fever" usually refers to Coccidioides infection in the lungs, but the infection can spread to other parts of the body in severe cases (this is called "disseminated coccidioidomycosis").. ...
Domain: Eukaryota • Regnum: Fungi • Phylum: Ascomycota • Subphylum: Pezizomycotina • Classis: Eurotiomycetes • Subclassis: Eurotiomycetidae • Ordo: Onygenales • Familia: Onygenaceae • Genus: Coccidioides G.W. Stiles 1896 ...
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Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection caused by the endemic fungus Coccidioides species and is acquired through inhalation of airborne arthrospores within the endemic areas of the southwest US, northern Mexico, and limited areas of Central and South America. Both humans and animals may become infected. Coccidioidomycosis may be asymptomatic or can cause acute and chronic pulmonary syndromes and, rarely, extrapulmonary infection. No human-to-human transmission of infection occurs. ...
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Infection with Coccidioides immitis, a soil-inhabiting fungus native to the San Joaquin Valley in California, causes an illness in humans called coccidioidomycosis. Growth of C immitis occurs in 2 phases: (1) the mycelial arthrospore phase in the soil and (2) the spherule-endospore phase in infected tissues.
Each year, the etiologic agents, Coccidioides immitis and C. posadasii, cause Valley Fever in tens of thousands of individuals. While it widely accepted that this fungal disease is endemic to arid locations, such as the southwestern United States, the recent discovery of endemic clusters in Washington state suggests an expansion of the geographic range. Here, we present a whole genome analysis of 86 genomes, where 68 are unique to this study. The incorporation of Bayesian phylogenetics resulted in the identification of phylogeographic structure of both species, and calibrations on the root node reveal that C. posadasii is the more ancient of the two species. Taken together, we propose that C. posadasii originated near the Arizona-Mexico border, and we suggest a subsequent dispersal mechanism and route of spread.. ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - The Spectrum and Presentation of Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis. AU - Adam, Rodney D.. AU - Elliott, Sean P.. AU - Taljanovic, Mihra S.. PY - 2009/8/1. Y1 - 2009/8/1. N2 - Purpose: Extrapulmonary dissemination of Coccidioides species is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The clinical manifestations vary widely according to the host, the severity of illness, and location of dissemination. The morbidity and mortality can be reduced by early recognition and treatment, which in turn depends on understanding the spectrum and presentation of disease. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of 150 cases with extrapulmonary nonmeningeal disease seen from 1996 to 2007 at a referral medical center in an endemic region. Results: Hematogenous dissemination was associated with high mortality and occurred primarily in immunocompromised patients, but only 30% of patients with more limited forms of dissemination were immunocompromised. In keeping with prior studies, ...
Coccidioidomycosis definition, a disease caused by inhaling spores of Coccidioides fungi, characterized by fever, respiratory infection, and reddish bumps on the skin, common in hot, semiarid regions, especially in southwestern U. S. and Mexico. See more.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Coccidioidomycosis in liver transplant recipients relocating to an endemic area. AU - Blair, Janis E.. AU - Douglas, David D.. PY - 2004/11. Y1 - 2004/11. N2 - Coccidioidomycosis is an endemic fungal infection of the desert southwestern United States. This infection occurs at a rate of 1% to 8% in solid organ transplant recipients residing in the endemic area, and it has a high rate of disseminated infection and mortality. The risk of infection among transplant recipients from nonendemic areas visiting or moving to an endemic region is not known. We reviewed the clinical course of 41 liver transplant recipients who originally resided in and underwent liver transplantation in an area of low coccidioidal endemicity and who later relocated their follow-up care to our program, which is located in an endemic area. No patients received antifungal prophylaxis to prevent primary coccidioidomycosis. Among 37 patients with at least 1 year of follow-up care, the incidence of new ...
For patients with clinically mild infection, such as focal pneumonia, or who have a positive coccidioidal serologic test alone, initial therapy with a triazole antifungal is appropriate (BII). Fluconazole or itraconazole at doses of 400 mg daily is recommended (636Galgiani JN, Ampel NM, Blair JE, et al. Coccidioidomycosis. Clin Infect Dis 2005;41:1217-23., 637Galgiani JN, Ampel NM, Catanzaro A, et al. Practice guideline for the treatment of coccidioidomycosis. Clin Infect Dis 2000;30:658-61.). Data are limited with regard to the newer triazoles, posaconazole and voriconazole, but these agents might be useful in cases that fail to respond to fluconazole or itraconazole. Voriconazole should be used cautiously with HIV PIs and efavirenz.. For patients with either diffuse pulmonary involvement or severely ill patients with extrathoracic disseminated disease, amphotericin B is the preferred initial therapy (AII) (636Galgiani JN, Ampel NM, Blair JE, et al. Coccidioidomycosis. Clin Infect Dis ...
One of the most well-known studies of fungal infection, first noted in the late 1890s and carrying into the 1940s by physicians and researchers, was "valley fever". It was isolated to the region of the San Joaquin Valley in California, and affected over 450 farm labourers and trainee soldiers. Studies found the fungal pathogen Coccidioides immitus had became airborne and entered the body through inhalation. This research was significant for medical mycology history because it encouraged other researchers to study the effects of fungal pathogens on humans, and brought attention to fungal disease as a major player in human disease ...
Coccidioidomycosis, a mild flulike illness in approximately 40% of infected persons, progresses to severe pulmonary or disseminated disease in 1% to 10% of symptomatic cases. We examined host genetic influences on disease severity among class II HLA loci and the ABO blood group. Participants included African-American, Caucasian, and Hispanic persons with mild or severe disseminated coccidioidomycosis from Kern County, California. Among Hispanics, predisposition to symptomatic disease and severe disseminated disease is associated with blood types A and B, respectively. The HLA class II DRB1*1301 allele marks a pre-disposition to severe disseminated disease in each of the three groups. Reduced risk for severe disease is associated with DRB1*0301-DQB1*0201 among Caucasians and Hispanics and with DRB1*1501-DQB1*0602 among African-Americans. These data support the hypothesis that host genes, in particular HLA class II and the ABO blood group, influence susceptibility to severe coccidioidomycosis ...
Coccidioidomycosis was first described as a disease in an Argentinean soldier in 1892. It was identified as a fungal infection in 1900.1 The Coccidioides spe...
Dr. Kearney presented an interesting case of an individual with untreated HIV who presented with dyspnea found to have hypoxemic respiratory failure. The patients history of a significant period of time off antiretroviral therapy (,3 years), the severity of the presentation of hypoxemic respiratory failure, and the severity of the lymphopenia (CD4# ,35) data-preserve-html-node="true" raised suspicion for opportunistic infection. Sputum and blood cultures for fungus subsequently returned positive for Coccidioides immitis. Treatment had been started for coccidioidomycosis empirically with an azole and was subsequently increased to include amphotericin B once cultures returned positive. Highly active antiretroviral therapy was begun on admission as well. The patients respiratory failure improved over the subsequent days, but unfortunately he developed recurrent hypoxemic respiratory failure and pseudosepsis concerning for IRIS. The differential for dyspnea in the HIV+ patient is myriad. However, ...
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Epidemiological and clinical studies have confirmed that coccidioidomycosis is more severe in African American and Filipino patients than in Caucasians, suggesting a genetic basis for susceptibility in humans. We discovered that inbred strains of mice also vary greatly in their susceptibility to Coc …
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Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection by the Coccidioides genus and is usually caused by inhalation of the spores. Patients with diabetes are more likely to present with severe lung disease, especially cavitary lesions.1 2 We depict the case of a 47-year-old man with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus who presented with a right pulmonary lung abscess due to coccidioidomycosis and underwent a right thoracotomy with partial right upper lobe resection. Intraoperatively the … ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Cystoid macular edema secondary to fluconazole toxicity. AU - Magrath, George N.. AU - Pulido, Jose S.. AU - Montero, Javier. AU - Mason, Craig. AU - Wilson, John. PY - 2010/12/1. Y1 - 2010/12/1. N2 - Fluconazole is an antifungal commonly used to treat Coccidioides immitis, but this medication has a number of side effects including fatigue, rash, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and elevated liver enzymes. We are unaware of any cases of retinal toxicity related to fluconazole. In this case we present a 76 year old woman with longstanding Coccidioides treated with high dose fluconazole. She becomes symptomatic with fluconazole toxicity and subsequently develops bilateral cystoid macular edema. As her dose of fluconazole is decreased and she is transitioned to voriconazole the edema resolves and her visual acuity improves. This patients clinical course illustrates retinal toxicity may present with high and prolonged doses of fluconazole.. AB - Fluconazole is an ...
Dr. Quigleys main research has focused on the intracranial manifestations of the fungal organism Coccidioides immitis (valley fever) that is endemic to the southwestern United States. He subsequently presented an oral abstract on the Intracranial Manifestations of Coccidioidomycosis during the annual ACVIM forum in Seattle, 2007. Dr. Quigley has also authored a paper reporting the first documented case of a green algal infection in a dog. The paper is titled Disseminated Chlorellosis in a Dog and is currently published in the Journal of Veterinary Pathology (2009). Dr. Quigley has extensive training in both medical and surgical neurology, including seizure disorders, intervertebral disc disease, brain and spinal tumors, neuromuscular disorders, and congenital brain and spinal malformations. He is currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). Dr. Quigley joined a specialty veterinary hospital in ...
The principal advantage of amphotericin B (AmB) over other antifungal compounds is the very broad spectrum of fungicidal activity. AmB is effective against a large range of organisms, including the majority of human pathogens and opportunistic pathogens - most Candida spp., Aspergillus ~fumigatus, Blastomyces dermatitidis, Coccidioides immitis, Cryptococcus neoformans, Histoplasma capsulatum, and Faracoccidioides brasiliensis. However, it is poorly active against Fusarium, certain Aspergillus and Trichosporon spp. Although the incidence of treatment emergent resistance is low, resistant strains of Cundida lusitaniae and C. tropicalis have occasionally been isolated.According to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for the management of invasive fungal infections, amphotericin B deoxycholate (AmBd) remains the drug of choice for the treatment of aspergillosis, with an overall response rate ranging from 14% to 83% (mean 37%). It is commonly believed that AmBd should be ...
Valley Fever is caused by the fungal spore coccidioides spp. endemic to arid and semi-arid geographical areas. Because these spores are carried by soil, any disruption to the ground creates a heightened risk of infection. While some individuals breathe in the spore with no repercussions, others fall ill from Valley Fever. Those affected most by Valley Fever are immunosuppressed patients; elderly individuals; pregnant females; and minority populations of African, Filipino, and Native American descent. Of the more than 150,000 individuals infected annually, roughly 50,000 warrant medical attention. Of those, nearly 600 cases have the infection spread from their lungs to other parts of their body. Ultimately, about 160 cases result in death. Reported cases of Valley Fever in the southwestern states of Arizona, California, Texas and New Mexico have skyrocketed in recent years; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics show that reported cases of Valley Fever have risen ...
IgG titers (seroconversion of 4× rise). • Skin tests (coccidioidin and spherulin) good for epidemiologic studies, not for diagnosis of acute disease. • C immitis early to grow in culture but hazardous to handle. • Spherule identification in tissue, lavage samples helpful in diagnosis. • Pap staining most sensitive (Gram stains fail to demonstrate spherules) ...
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Coccidioidomycosis is diagnosed and treated differently from other causes of pneumonia. Early diagnosis and recognition of the disease are important to allow appropriate follow-up and treatment of affected individuals, as well as to avoid unnecessary treatment and tests.
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This disease is also known as valley fever, an infectious fungal disease caused by inhaling bacterial spores, which may be either acute or chronic. It is endemic in hot, dry areas of the U.S. Southwest such as Central and San Joaquin valleys and...
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We describe a case of recurrent coccidioidal meningitis in which a fungal biofilm on the tip of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt tubing was likely responsible for a 4-year persistence of Coccidioides immitis, despite the patients taking an adequate dosage of fluconazole. Fungal biofilms should be considered as a cause for treatment failure and fungal persistence, especially when artificial prostheses or indwelling catheters are present.
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Answer: The differential diagnosis includes pyogenic bacterial infection, including septic emboli; tuberculosis; non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection; fungal (including pneumocystis) infection, metastatic carcinoma, sarcoidosis, Wegeners granulomatosis, and pleuronodular disease of rheumatoid arthritis. See also Case 8 and Case 10.. Although forgotten by the patient, previous chest films as far back as 1991 showed multiple nodular densities and transient pleural effusions. Previous PFTs showed a mild, long-standing restrictive abnormality. The current infectious disease workup included serologic titers for coccidioides and cryptococcus, and a test for urinary histoplasma antigen, all of which were negative.. On 2/9, nodules in the RLL and RML were resected, and cultures were taken.. ...
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The Finnish Transportation Agency has commissioned FGI at the National Land Survey to create a reference system for coordinates and heights for the locks on the Finnish side and the leased area of the Saimaa canal. The reference system for coordinates and heights is the same as those used in Finland, N2000 and EUREF-FIN, respectively.. This information is needed when, for example, the Saimaa canals locks are repaired. In such cases it is important that the entire renovation project follows the same system.. The lease for the leased areas of the Saimaa canal was renewed for 50 years in 2012. A project called Älykäs Saimaa (Smart Saimaa) aims to develop the Saimaa canal and to ensure the safety of traffic on the canal.. ─ The project poses a challenge because we are working outside the Finnish border zone, says Hannu Koivula, who led the project at FGI. ─ The references are on the Finnish side and we cannot attach the other end to anything.. ...
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Coccidiodomycosis is commonly known as cocci. It is also known as valley fever. also known as California fever, desert rheumatism and san Jaoquin valley fe..
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Nickel-iron spherules, ranging from less than 0.2 to 50 microns in diameter and containing 1.7 to 9.0 percent Ni by weight, occur in glass associated with the Aouelloul crater. They occur in discrete bands of siliceous glass enriched in dissolved iron. Their discovery is significant tangible evidence that both crater and glass originated from terrestrial impact....
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LET us suppose that we have before us a living spherule of the uniform viscid material of so-called protoplasm. It is seen slowly to push forth, at some part of its circumference, a conical process; and, after a while, it is seen still more slowly to retract the same. We are here brought face to face with the initial and fundamental manifestation of one of the chief properties of life. For, what we are observing is living motion, incipient motility. How is it accomplished? What changes in the protoplasm have given rise to this duplex movement, first of protrusion, and then of recoil, on the part of a peculiar portion of the living material?. When the phenomenon is closely watched in different kinds of monera, it becomes evident that the conical projections are formed by a portion of the protoplasm, in which the bonds of cohesion are in some way being loosened; for the matter flows out into space with a certain pushing force-it liquefies and expands. This view is quickly corroborated by the ...
Amphotericin B shows a top adjustment of in vitro activity adjoin abounding breed of fungi. Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidioides immitis, Candida species, Blastomyces dermatitidis, Rhodotorula, Cryptococcus neoformans, Sporothrix schenckii, Mucor mucedo, and Aspergillus fumigatus are all inhibited by concentrations of amphotericin B alignment from 0.03 to 1.0 mcg/mL in vitro. While Candida albicans is about absolutely…
Itraconazole, fluconazole, voriconazole and posaconazole - the mechanism of action of itraconazole is the same as the other azole antifungals: it inhibits the fungal cytochrome P450 oxidase-mediated synthesis of ergosterol.. Fluconazole is active against most Candida species, with the absolute exception of Candida krusei and partial exception of Candida glabrata and a small number of isolates of Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis and other rare species. It is also active against the vast majority of Cryptococcus neoformans isolates. It is active against many other yeasts including Trichosporon beigelii, Rhodotorula rubra, and the dimorphic endemic fungi including Blastomyces dermatitidis, Coccidioides immitis, Histoplasma capsulatumand Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. It is less active than itraconazole against these dimorphic fungi. It is not active against Aspergillus or Mucorales. It is active against skin fungi such as Trichophyton. Increasing resistance in Candida ...
OC - Coccidioides mycosis. Bacterial Biological Agents[edit]. Main article: Biological agent. *N - anthrax ...
Coccidioides Coccidioides immitis Coccidioides posadasii Zygomycosis Medical geology List of cutaneous conditions Thunderhead, ... As of 2013, there is no vaccine available to prevent infection with Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii, but efforts ... is a mammalian fungal disease caused by Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii. Coccidioidomycosis is endemic in ... After Coccidioides infection, coccidioidomycosis begins with Valley fever, which is its initial acute form. Valley fever may ...
Coccidioides immitis, human pathogen, Valley fever (2009[24]). *Coccidioides posadasii C735 delta SOWgp, human pathogen, Valley ... "Comparative genomic analyses of the human fungal pathogens Coccidioides and their relatives". Genome Res. 19 (10): 1722-31. ...
n.) and its relation to Coccidioides". Mycopathologia. 8 (1): 18-26. doi:10.1007/BF02053115. Blastomyces cerolytica, MycoBank ...
It appears similar to Coccidioides immitis. Thieken A, Winkelmann G (1992). "Rhizoferrin: a complexone type siderophore of the ...
Fungal causes include Coccidioides immitis (valley fever), Cryptococcus neoformans (cryptococcosis), and Blastomyces ...
The two most common are Blastomyces dermatitidis and Coccidioides immitis. In osteomyelitis involving the vertebral bodies, ...
Coccidioides - it is endemic to southwestern United States and Mexico. A third of patients presenting with disseminated ... and Southwestern United States and Mexico are at an increased risk of infection with Histoplasma and Coccidioides, respectively ...
... and Cryptococcus and Coccidioides. Often due to excessive use of the vocal folds such as excessive yelling, screaming, singing ...
They are occasionally mistaken for spherules of the organism Coccidioides immitis. The main route of infection is inhalation of ...
Some medically significant pathogens, such as Coccidioides immitis, and Coccidioides posadasii, both causative agents of ... "Electron microscopic studies of saprobic and parasitic forms of Coccidioides immitis". Sabouraudia. 17 (3): 265-73. PMID 531717 ...
... is an infection caused by inhalation of Coccidioides immitis. Once pulmonary symptoms ...
Being a close non-pathogenic relative of the pathogenic dimorphic fungi Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii, which ... October 2009). "Comparative Genomic Analyses of the Human Fungal Pathogens Coccidioides and Their Relatives". Genome Research. ...
Fungal infections in other cetaceans include Coccidioides immitis, Cryptococcus neoformans, Loboa loboi, Rhizopus sp., ...
Primary pathogens include the following: Cryptococcus neoformans, Coccidioides immitis, Blastomyces dermatitides, and ...
Coccidioides immitis, C. posadasii and Penicillium marneffei. The geographic range of B. dermatitidis is largely focused around ...
Fungi, such as Coccidioides immitis, also possess degradative chitinases related to their role as detritivores and also to ... The X-ray structure of a chitinase from the pathogenic fungus Coccidioides immitis ...
Fungal pericarditis is usually due to histoplasmosis, or in immunocompromised hosts Aspergillus, Candida, and Coccidioides.[ ...
Coccidioides, Histoplasma capsulatum, Blastomyces dermatitidis, Bipolaris, Exophiala dermatitidis, Curvularia pallescens, ...
... and coccidioides); and viral infections, i.e. Human T-lymphotropic virus 1 and HIV. Hypereosiophilia or eosinophilia may be ...
Protothecal sporangia may be confused with Coccidioides immitis, which are much larger Treatment is not standardized. ...
Coccidioides, Penicillium and others. Recognition of these organisms triggers many protective pathways, such as fungal uptake ...
Other less common fungal pathogens which can cause meningitis include: Coccidioides immitis, Histoplasma capsulatum, ...
Shkaktohet nga tuberkulozi, funget (Coccidioides, Candida, Aspergillus), sarkoidoza, brucella, rickettsia, sifilizi, ...
The winds carry Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii spores into nonendemic areas, a pathogenic fungus that causes ...
Coccidioides in Index Fungorum Coccidioides sp. National Center for Biotechnology Information: Coccidioides. ... Skin manifestations, such as erythema nodosum, are also common with Coccidioides infection. Coccidioides infection can cause a ... The causative agents of coccidioidomycosis are Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii. Both C. immitis and C. ... The soil fungus Coccidioides was discovered in 1892 by Alejandro Posadas, a medical student, in an Argentinian soldier with ...
Blood or urine tests are administered, which aim to discover Coccidioides antigens. However, because the Coccidioides creates a ... Identification of Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii, a presentation by Nancy L Wengenack, PhD, Director of the ... "Coccidioides group database". Broad Institute. Retrieved 11 July 2013.. *^ Frederick S. Fisher; Mark W. Bultman; Demosthenes ... "Coccidioides immitis". Tom Volks Fungus of the Month. Tom Volks Fungi. Retrieved 11 July 2013.. ...
... of spores of the fungus Coccidioides immitis. C. immitis can be found in the soil, and most infections occur during dry spells ... Other articles where Coccidioides immitis is discussed: coccidioidomycosis: … ... Coccidioides immitisPhotomicrograph of spherules of Coccidioides immitis, the causative agent of coccidioidomycosis, in brain ... of spores of the fungus Coccidioides immitis. C. immitis can be found in the soil, and most infections occur during dry spells ...
Coccidioides posadasii RMSCC 1038 - show lineagehide lineage. Eukaryota, Fungi, Dikarya, Ascomycota, Pezizomycotina, ... The Coccidioides posadasii RMSCC 1038 whole genome shotgun (WGS) project has the project accession ABIT00000000. This version ... The Genome Sequence of Coccidioides posadasii RMSCC 1038 : Unpublished - show 23 authorshide authors. Henn,M.R., Jaffe,D., ... Population genomic sequencing of Coccidioides fungi reveals recent hybridization and transposon control : Genome Res. 20 (7), ...
Coccidioides precipitin is a blood test that looks for infections due to a fungus called coccidioides, which causes the disease ... Coccidioides precipitin is a blood test that looks for infections due to a fungus called coccidioides, which causes the disease ... Coccidioides serology - blood or CSF. In: Chernecky CC, Berger BJ, eds. Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures. 6th ed. St ... Coccidioidomycosis (Coccidioides species). In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ, eds. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennetts Principles ...
... which are produced by the body in reaction to the fungus Coccidioides immitis. This fungus causes ... Coccidioides complement fixation is a blood test that looks for substances (proteins) called antibodies, ... Coccidioides complement fixation is a blood test that looks for substances (proteins) called antibodies, which are produced by ... Coccidioidomycosis (Coccidioides species). In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ, eds. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennetts Principles ...
CSF coccidioides complement fixation is a test that checks for infection due to the fungus coccidioides in the cerebrospinal ( ... CSF coccidioides complement fixation is a test that checks for infection due to the fungus coccidioides in the cerebrospinal ( ... Coccidioides serology - blood or CSF. In: Chernecky CC, Berger BJ, eds. Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures. 6th ed. St ... Coccidioidomycosis (Coccidioides species). In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ, eds. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennetts Principles ...
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET - INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES SECTION I - INFECTIOUS AGENT NAME: Coccidioides immitis SYNONYM OR CROSS REFERENCE: Coccidioidomycosis, Valley fever, Desert fever CHARACTERISTICS: Dimorphic fungus, reproduces by arthroconidia, swelling of arthroconidia in vivo into spherules (which burst and release endospores) SECTION II - HEALTH HAZARD PATHOGENICITY: Systemic mycosis beginning as a respiratory infection; primary infection asymptomatic or influenza-like; 1/5 clinical cases develop erythema nodosum; rare progression to disseminated disease (more common in pregnant women, blacks and filipinos); progressive, frequently fatal granulomatous disease with lung lesions and abscesses throughout body. Meningitis common, 90% fatal if not treated. Increasingly important in immunocompromised patients. EPIDEMIOLOGY: Primary infections common in arid and semiarid areas of Western Hemisphere (California to South Texas, northern Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico and Central ...
Coccidioidomycosis (valley fever) is caused by the dimorphic fungi Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii. Most ... Coccidioides immitis Cervical Lymphadenitis Complicated by Esophageal Fistula. Michael Loudin,1 Daniel R. Clayburgh,2 and ...
Coccidioides posadasii is a pathogenic fungus that, along with Coccidioides immitis, is the causative agent of ... Coccidioides immitis, and the novel species Coccidioides posadasii. "Coccidioidomycosis - Acute Pulmonary - Symptoms, Diagnosis ... Retrieved 2017-01-22 Taxonomic and diagnostic markers for identification of Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii: ... Miranda, Elizabeth (2011). "Coccidioides posadasii". The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL). eol.org. Retrieved 17 July 2013. Fisher, M ...
Coccidioides precipitin is a blood test that looks for infections due to a fungus called Coccidioides, which causes the disease ... Coccidioides precipitin is a blood test that looks for infections due to a fungus called coccidioides, which causes the disease ... Coccidioides serology - blood or CSF. In: Chernecky CC, Berger BJ, eds. Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures. 6th ed. St ... Coccidioidomycosis antibody test; Coccidioides blood test; Valley fever blood test. How the Test is Performed. A blood sample ...
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Taxonomy - Coccidioides posadasii (strain RMSCC 757 / Silveira) (Valley fever fungus) Basket 0 ...
... is caused by inhaling spores of the soil-dwelling fungi Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii. Most infections are ... Notes from the Field: Coccidioides immitis Identified in Soil Outside of Its Known Range - Washington, 2013. Nicola Marsden- ... Although no reliable test for identifying Coccidioides in soil existed at that time, environmental testing methods were being ... Similarly, veterinarians should be aware of the possibility of Coccidioides infection outside its recognized range. Further ...
Coccidioides [kok-sidʺe-oiʹdēs]. A soil fungus found in the western United States and parts of Mexico and Central and South ... nov., previously recognized as the non-California population of Coccidioides immitis. Mycologia. 2002;94:73-84. DOIPubMed ... Coccidioides species. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, editors. Mandell, Douglass, and Bennetts Principles and Practice of ... Etymologia: Coccidioides. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2015;21(6):1031. doi:10.3201/eid2106.et2106.. ...
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Coccidioides immitis RMSCC 2394. Coccidioides posadasii RMSCC 3488. 340. UniRef90_J3KCI5. Cluster: Uncharacterized protein. 3. ... Coccidioides immitis RMSCC 2394. Coccidioides posadasii RMSCC 3488. Blastomyces gilchristii (strain SLH14081) (Blastomyces ... Coccidioides immitis (strain RS) (Valley fever fungus)Imported. ,p>Information which has been imported from another database ... Coccidioides posadasii (strain RMSCC 757 / Silveira) (Valley fever fungus). Trichophyton violaceum. 340. UniRef50_J3KCI5. ...
Detection of Coccidioides in air/dust samples. Coccidioides was detected in samples High 5, High 6, and High 7 by the ST nested ... Detection of Coccidioides in air/dust samples. We next tested all air/dust samples for the presence of Coccidioides using the ... Demonstration of Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii DNA in soil samples collected from Dinosaur National Monument ... 41 in that several locations negative for Coccidioides were less than 1.5 m away from a location positive for Coccidioides. ...
... and provide further evidence for the environmental endemicity of Coccidioides immitis within the state. Veterinarians should ... Binnicker MJ, Buckwalter SP, Eisberner JJ, Stewart RA, McCullough AE, Wohlfiel SL, et al. Detection of Coccidioides species in ... Coccidioides immitis identified in soil outside of its known range - Washington, 2013. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014;63:450. ... Autochthonous Transmission of Coccidioides in Animals, Washington, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2019;25(1):123-125. doi: ...
NAME: Coccidioides spp.. SYNONYM OR CROSS REFERENCE: Coccidioides immitis, C. posadasii, Coccidioidomycosis, valley fever (San ... EPIDEMIOLOGY: Coccidioides spp. are geographically limited to the alkaline soil of semiarid climates, and in regions with hot, ... CHARACTERISTICS: Coccidioides spp. are dimorphic fungi. In the environment they exist in a hyphal phase and release infectious ... Ryan, K. J. (2004). Cryptococcus, Histoplasma, Coccidioides, and other Systemic Fungal Pathogens. In K. J. Ryan, & C. G. Ray ( ...
We assessed population structure of Coccidioides in Arizona by analyzing 495 clinical and environmental isolates. Our findings ... a general picture of the genetic diversity and population structure of Coccidioides, the causal agent of coccidioidomycosis ( ... and the current paucity of environmental isolates limit our understanding of the population genetics of Coccidioides. ... Coccidioides subspecies distribution for North, Central, and South America. The frequency of assignment for each Coccidioides ...
  • Blood or urine tests are administered, which aim to discover Coccidioides antigens . (wikipedia.org)
  • In most affected persons, however, illness is self-limited, spherule proliferation is arrested, and markers of cellular immunity against antigens of Coccidioides spp. (asm.org)
  • Moreover, protective antigens derived from Coccidioides spp. (asm.org)
  • The frequency of assignment for each Coccidioides population was plotted in a pie chart for each location, and numbers of isolates from each location are displayed. (cdc.gov)
  • However, admixture within and among these populations and the current paucity of environmental isolates limit our understanding of the population genetics of Coccidioides. (cdc.gov)
  • We assessed population structure of Coccidioides in Arizona by analyzing 495 clinical and environmental isolates. (cdc.gov)
  • In vitro studies of the interaction between a murine alveolar macrophage cell line and parasitic cells coated with SOWgp showed that the addition of anti-SOWgp antibody could enhance phagocytosis and killing of Coccidioides . (asm.org)
  • As this method detects the parasitic spherule form in animal tissues, it permits the precise identification of Coccidioides spp. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Comparing this method with that of animal inoculation, it is not able to demonstrate the parasitic form, necessary to ascertain the isolation of Coccidioides spp. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We further evaluated the specificity of the assay in dogs infected with other fungal pathogens known to cross-react with Coccidioides. (elsevier.com)
  • Pathogen Safety Data Sheets: Infectious Substances - Coccidioides spp. (canada.ca)
  • Coccidioides is a fungal pathogen and causative agent of a human respiratory disease against which no clinical vaccine exists. (nih.gov)
  • [ 1 ] Until October 2012, Coccidioides immitis has been listed as a select agent by both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and was considered a biosafety level 3 pathogen. (meddic.jp)
  • In this report, we describe these methods and propose the use of these air sampling and molecular detection strategies for environmental surveillance of Coccidioides . (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Canteros CE , Vélez HA , Toranzo AI , Suárez-Alvarez R , Tobón OÁ , Jimenez AMP , Molecular identification of Coccidioides immitis in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues from a Colombian patient. (cdc.gov)
  • Molecular identification of Coccidioides spp. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This methodology represents a simple, sensitive and specific molecular technique to determine the environmental distribution of Coccidioides spp. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Click here to learn more about how CDC is using advanced molecular detection (AMD) methods to better understand the geographic distribution of Coccidioides . (cdc.gov)
  • Strategy for molecular detection of Coccidioides spp. (cdc.gov)
  • abstract = "The mole per cent guanine plus cytosine was determined for DNA extracted from Coccidioides immitis to add information pertinent to the taxonomy of this zoopathogenic fungus. (elsevier.com)
  • A novel real-time polymerase chain reaction assay developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute was used to detect Coccidioides DNA in six of 22 soil samples. (cdc.gov)
  • We intranasally immunized C57BL6 mice with syngeneic, bone marrow-derived DCs (JAWS II cells) transfected with a cDNA encoding the protective Coccidioides- Ag2/proline-rich Ag. (jimmunol.org)
  • Higher titers of Coccidioides antigen-specific IgG1 and IgG2a were detected in mice immunized with the EP67-conjugated versus the non-conjugated vaccine. (nih.gov)
  • However, because the Coccidioides creates a mass that can mimic a lung tumor, the correct diagnosis may require a tissue sample ( biopsy ). (wikipedia.org)
  • Fungal culture of the lesion ultimately identified Coccidioides , and the diagnosis was confirmed with a fungal DNA probe-hybridization assay (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA). (cdc.gov)
  • No EN outbreak had ever been detected in this community, and since 2006, only one diagnosis of EN had been made at the local health-care facility. (cdc.gov)
  • Differential diagnosis: Protothecal sporangia may be confused with Coccidioides immitis, which are much larger Treatment is not standardized. (wikipedia.org)
  • Soil samples from south central Washington were also found to harbor viable Coccidioides immitis , and whole-genome sequencing verified that the genotype obtained from soil matched that of the clinical isolate in 1 patient ( 2 , 3 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Galgiani, JN 1995, ' Differences in oxidant release by human polymorphonuclear leukocytes produced by stimulation with different phases of coccidioides immitis ', Journal of Infectious Diseases , vol. 172, no. 1, pp. 265-267. (elsevier.com)
  • The population tree was generated displaying the three main populations of Coccidioides , number of individuals for each population as well the population distribution along the bar plots. (cdc.gov)
  • Maximum-likelihood population tree and presence of gene flow between diverged Coccidioides populations were inferred by using TreeMix software and microsatellites data ( 34 ). (cdc.gov)