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.
A mitosporic fungal genus which causes COCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS.
Suspensions of attenuated or killed fungi administered for the prevention or treatment of infectious fungal disease.
A sterile solution containing the by-products of growth products of COCCIDIOIDES IMMITIS, injected intracutaneously as a test for COCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS.
Pulmonary diseases caused by fungal infections, usually through hematogenous spread.
Immunoglobulins produced in a response to FUNGAL ANTIGENS.
Substances of fungal origin that have antigenic activity.
The practice of medicine concerned with conditions affecting the health of individuals associated with the marine environment.
Substances that destroy fungi by suppressing their ability to grow or reproduce. They differ from FUNGICIDES, INDUSTRIAL because they defend against fungi present in human or animal tissues.
A fungal infection that may appear in two forms: 1, a primary lesion characterized by the formation of a small cutaneous nodule and small nodules along the lymphatics that may heal within several months; and 2, chronic granulomatous lesions characterized by thick crusts, warty growths, and unusual vascularity and infection in the middle or upper lobes of the lung.
Superficial infections of the skin or its appendages by any of various fungi.
The geographic area of the southwestern region of the United States. The states usually included in this region are Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.
Infection resulting from inhalation or ingestion of spores of the fungus of the genus HISTOPLASMA, species H. capsulatum. It is worldwide in distribution and particularly common in the midwestern United States. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
The constant presence of diseases or infectious agents within a given geographic area or population group. It may also refer to the usual prevalence of a given disease with such area or group. It includes holoendemic and hyperendemic diseases. A holoendemic disease is one for which a high prevalent level of infection begins early in life and affects most of the child population, leading to a state of equilibrium such that the adult population shows evidence of the disease much less commonly than do children (malaria in many communities is a holoendemic disease). A hyperendemic disease is one that is constantly present at a high incidence and/or prevalence rate and affects all groups equally. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 3d ed, p53, 78, 80)
The scientific study of past societies through artifacts, fossils, etc.
Serologic tests based on inactivation of complement by the antigen-antibody complex (stage 1). Binding of free complement can be visualized by addition of a second antigen-antibody system such as red cells and appropriate red cell antibody (hemolysin) requiring complement for its completion (stage 2). Failure of the red cells to lyse indicates that a specific antigen-antibody reaction has taken place in stage 1. If red cells lyse, free complement is present indicating no antigen-antibody reaction occurred in stage 1.
Meningitis caused by fungal agents which may occur as OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS or arise in immunocompetent hosts.
Triazole antifungal agent that is used to treat oropharyngeal CANDIDIASIS and cryptococcal MENINGITIS in AIDS.
An acute infection caused by the RIFT VALLEY FEVER VIRUS, an RNA arthropod-borne virus, affecting domestic animals and humans. In animals, symptoms include HEPATITIS; abortion (ABORTION, VETERINARY); and DEATH. In humans, symptoms range from those of a flu-like disease to hemorrhagic fever, ENCEPHALITIS, or BLINDNESS.
A mosquito-borne species of the PHLEBOVIRUS genus found in eastern, central, and southern Africa, producing massive hepatitis, abortion, and death in sheep, goats, cattle, and other animals. It also has caused disease in humans.
Lists of words, usually in alphabetical order, giving information about form, pronunciation, etymology, grammar, and meaning.
A filarial parasite primarily of dogs but occurring also in foxes, wolves, and humans. The parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes.
A triazole antifungal agent that inhibits cytochrome P-450-dependent enzymes required for ERGOSTEROL synthesis.
Macrolide antifungal antibiotic produced by Streptomyces nodosus obtained from soil of the Orinoco river region of Venezuela.
A sudden, audible expulsion of air from the lungs through a partially closed glottis, preceded by inhalation. It is a protective response that serves to clear the trachea, bronchi, and/or lungs of irritants and secretions, or to prevent aspiration of foreign materials into the lungs.
Human experimentation that is not intended to benefit the subjects on whom it is performed. Phase I drug studies (CLINICAL TRIALS, PHASE I AS TOPIC) and research involving healthy volunteers are examples of nontherapeutic human experimentation.
The former British crown colony located off the southeast coast of China, comprised of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and New Territories. The three sites were ceded to the British by the Chinese respectively in 1841, 1860, and 1898. Hong Kong reverted to China in July 1997. The name represents the Cantonese pronunciation of the Chinese xianggang, fragrant port, from xiang, perfume and gang, port or harbor, with reference to its currents sweetened by fresh water from a river west of it.
Heat and stain resistant, metabolically inactive bodies formed within the vegetative cells of bacteria of the genera Bacillus and Clostridium.
The reproductive elements of lower organisms, such as BACTERIA; FUNGI; and cryptogamic plants.

Lung weight parallels disease severity in experimental coccidioidomycosis. (1/380)

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)

MR imaging of acute coccidioidal meningitis. (2/380)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Our purpose was to describe the MR imaging findings in patients with acute coccidioidal meningitis. METHODS: Fourteen patients (11 men, three women; 22-78 years old; mean age, 47 years) with coccidioidal meningitis underwent neuroimaging within 2 months of diagnosis. Thirteen patients had MR imaging and one had an initial CT study with a follow-up MR examination 5 months later. Initial and follow-up MR images were evaluated for the presence of ventricular dilatation, signal abnormalities, enhancement characteristics, sites of involvement, and evidence of white matter or cortical infarction. The patterns of enhancement were characterized as focal or diffuse. Pathologic specimens were reviewed in two patients. RESULTS: Ten of the 14 images obtained at the time of initial diagnosis showed evidence of meningitis. All of the initially abnormal studies showed enhancement in the basal cisterns, sylvian fissures, or pericallosal region. Subsequent studies, which were available for three of the four patients with normal findings initially, all eventually became abnormal, with focal enhancement seen on the initial abnormal examination. Other abnormalities seen at presentation included ventricular dilatation (six patients) and deep infarcts (four patients). Pathologic specimens in two patients showed focal collections of the organism corresponding to the areas of intense enhancement on MR images. CONCLUSION: Early in its disease course, coccidioidal meningitis may show areas of focal enhancement in the basal cisterns, which may progress to diffuse disease. Pathologically, the areas of enhancement represent focal collections of the organism. Deep infarcts and communicating hydrocephalus are associated findings.  (+info)

Endemic mycoses: a treatment update. (3/380)

Endemic mycoses remain a major public health problem in several countries and they are becoming increasingly frequent with the spread of HIV infection. Amphotericin B remains the drug of choice during the acute stage of life-threatening endemic mycoses occurring in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts. Ketoconazole is effective in non-AIDS patients with non-life-threatening histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, or paracoccidioidomycosis. Itraconazole is the treatment of choice for non-life-threatening Histoplasma capsulatum or Blastomyces dermatitidis infections occurring in immunocompetent individuals and is the most efficient secondary prophylaxis of histoplasmosis in AIDS patients. Itraconazole is also effective in lymphocutaneous and visceral sporotrichosis, in paracoccidioidomycosis, for Penicillum marneffei infection, and is an alternative to amphotericin B for Histoplasma duboisii infection. Coccidioidomycosis may be effectively treated with prolonged and sometimes life-long itraconazole or fluconazole therapy. Fluconazole has relatively poor efficacy against histoplasmosis, blastomycosis and sporotrichosis. New antifungal agents have been tested in vitro or in animal models and may soon be evaluated in clinical trials.  (+info)

Reactivation of coccidioidomycosis in a fit American visitor. (4/380)

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. (5/380)

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. (6/380)

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. (7/380)

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)

Construction of a single-chain interleukin-12-expressing retroviral vector and its application in cytokine gene therapy against experimental coccidioidomycosis. (8/380)

T-cell-mediated immunity is an important determinant in protection against primary infection with Coccidioides immitis, a dimorphic fungal pathogen that causes the disease coccidioidomycosis. To determine if interleukin-12 (IL-12) gene therapy could potentiate host response against C. immitis, we constructed a single-chain cDNA encoding the p40 and p35 subunits linked by a polylinker and, using a retroviral vector, transfected J774 macrophages with the construct. The transduced J774 cells expressed IL-12 in vitro, with a mean concentration of 28,440 pg from 10(6) cells in 48 h as measured by an IL-12 (p75)-specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The secreted IL-12 was biologically active, as judged by its ability to induce the production of gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) by spleen cells from BALB/c mice. Treatment of the highly susceptible BALB/c mouse strain with the IL-12-transduced J774 cells inhibited C. immitis growth in tissues from mice challenged by a pulmonary route, as evidenced by 1.37-, 2.59-, and 1.22-log reductions in the number of CFU in the lungs, spleens, and livers, respectively, compared to the fungal load in mice given vector-transduced J774 cells. The protective effect of IL-12 gene therapy was accompanied by increased levels of IFN-gamma in the lungs and sera of mice treated with IL-12-transduced J774 cells and the constitutive production of IFN-gamma by their spleen cells cultured in vitro. These results suggest that IL-12 gene therapy could be used as adjunct therapy for coccidioidomycosis.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - Pulmonary coccidioidomycosis. AU - Thompson, George Richard. PY - 2011. Y1 - 2011. N2 - Coccidioidomycosis refers to the spectrum of disease caused by the dimorphic fungi Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii. Clinical manifestations vary depending upon both the extent of infection and the immune status of the host. Coccidioidomycosis has been reported to involve almost all organ systems; however, pulmonary disease is the most common clinical manifestation. The incidence of coccidioidomycosis continues to rise, and primary coccidioidal pneumonia accounts for 17 to 29% of all cases of community-acquired pneumonia in endemic regions. The majority of patients with coccidioidomycosis resolve their initial infection without sequelae; however, several patients develop complications of disease ranging in severity from complicated pulmonary coccidioidomycosis to widely disseminated disease with immediately life-threatening manifestations. This review focuses on complications of ...
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 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Symptoms and routine laboratory abnormalities associated with coccidioidomycosis.. AU - Yozwiak, M. L.. AU - Lundergan, L. L.. AU - Kerrick, S. S.. AU - Galgiani, J. N.. PY - 1988/10/1. Y1 - 1988/10/1. N2 - To assess the relationships of various symptoms and other early findings to the diagnosis of primary coccidioidomycosis, we devised a 40-question survey that was completed by 556 college students seeking medical care for illness possibly due to Coccidioides immitis. The results of routine laboratory studies on these patients were also compiled. Of 269 who had coccidioidal antibody determinations and other diagnostic tests, coccidioidomycosis was diagnosed in 36 (13%). By logistic regression procedures, an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, male gender, red lumps on shins, recent arrival to an endemic area, acuteness of symptoms, and decreased total peripheral blood lymphocyte counts were independent factors positively associated with infection (P less than .05). ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Comparison of three anti-coccidioides antibody enzyme immunoassay kits for the diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis. AU - Malo, Joshua. AU - Holbrook, Eric. AU - Zangeneh, Tirdad. AU - Strawter, Chris. AU - Oren, Eyal -. AU - Robey, Ian. AU - Erickson, Heidi. AU - Carranza-Chahal, Racquel. AU - Durkin, Michelle. AU - Thompson, Cindy. AU - Hoover, Susan E.. AU - Ampel, Neil M.. AU - Wheat, L. Joseph. AU - Knox, Kenneth S.. PY - 2020/8/1. Y1 - 2020/8/1. N2 - Coccidioidomycosis is a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia in endemic areas of the southwestern United States. Clinical presentations range from self-limited disease to severe, disseminated disease. As such, early and accurate diagnosis is essential to ensure appropriate treatment and monitoring. Currently available diagnostic testing has variable accuracy, particularly in certain patient populations, and new tests may offer improved accuracy for the diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis. Serum samples from patients with ...
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 … ...
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 ...
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 (/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. Coccidioidomycosis is endemic in certain parts of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and northern Mexico. C. immitis is a dimorphic saprophytic fungus that grows as a mycelium in the soil and produces a spherule form in the host organism. It resides in the soil in certain parts of the southwestern United States, most notably in California and Arizona. It is also commonly found in northern Mexico, and parts of Central and South America. C. immitis is dormant during long dry spells, then develops as a mold with long filaments that break off into airborne spores when it rains. The spores, known as arthroconidia, are swept into the air by disruption of the soil, such as during ...
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 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.
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 (/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. ...
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) often results in severe illness and death. In large, geographically defined areas where Coccidioides spp. are endemic, coccidioidomycosis is a recognized cause of CAP, but its frequency has not been studied extensively. To determine the frequency of patients with coccidioidomycosis, we conducted a prospective evaluation of 59 patients with CAP in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. Of 35 for whom paired coccidioidal serologic testing was performed, 6 (17%) had evidence of acute coccidioidomycosis. Coccidioidal pneumonia was more likely than noncoccidioidal CAP to produce rash. The following were not found to be risk factors or reliable predictors of infection: demographic features, underlying medical conditions, duration of time spent in disease-endemic areas, occupational and recreational activities, initial laboratory studies, and chest radiography findings. Coccidioidomycosis is a common cause of CAP in our patient population. In the absence of distinguishing ...
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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.
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Valley fever (also called coccidioidomycosis or cocci) is a disease caused by a fungus that grows in the soil and dirt in some areas of California and the southwestern United States. Anyone who lives, works, or visits in areas where Valley fever has been reported can become infected. People and animals can get sick when they breathe in dust that contains the Valley fever fungus. This fungus usually infects the lungs and can cause respiratory symptoms including cough, fever, chest pain, and tiredness. In most people, the infection will go away on its own, but anyone who has these symptoms for more than a week should see a doctor or healthcare provider. Although it can be difficult to prevent Valley fever, the best way to reduce your risk is to avoid breathing in dirt or dust in areas where Valley fever is common. ...
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...
Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) is a systemic fungal infection endemic to the desert southwestern United States. Dogs are affected, with an estimated $60 million per year in diagnostic and treatment costs. Valley Fever has a variable clinical picture, ranging from subclinical infections to mild disease to severe, uncontrolled disease. Development of a vaccine to prevent, or reduce, illness in dogs is currently underway. T-cells are a type of immune system cell called lymphocytes. It has been demonstrated that a robust T-cell mediated immune response is needed to control the infection in mice and humans. Exploratory work suggests this is also true in dogs. The investigators plan to develop an assay of canine T-cells, from dogs with variable clinical responses to naturally-occurring infections, that will allow them to correlate T-cell responses with the severity of clinical disease. This information will allow better prediction of the clinical course of disease in dogs, resulting in improved treatment
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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 …
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. ...
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).. ...
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) ...
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that causes inflammation, the formation of tubercles and other growths within tissue, and can cause tissue death. These chest x-rays show advanced pulmonary tuberculosis. There are multiple light areas (opacities) of varying size that run together (coalesce). Arrows indicate the location of cavities within these light areas. The x-ray on the left clearly shows that the opacities are located in the upper area of the lungs toward the back. The appearance is typical for chronic pulmonary tuberculosis but may also occur with chronic pulmonary histiocytosis and chronic pulmonary coccidioidomycosis. Pulmonary tuberculosis is making a comeback with new resistant strains that are difficult to treat. Pulmonary tuberculosis is the most common form of the disease, but other organs can be infected. ...
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that causes inflammation, the formation of tubercles and other growths within tissue, and can cause tissue death. These chest x-rays show advanced pulmonary tuberculosis. There are multiple light areas (opacities) of varying size that run together (coalesce). Arrows indicate the location of cavities within these light areas. The x-ray on the left clearly shows that the opacities are located in the upper area of the lungs toward the back. The appearance is typical for chronic pulmonary tuberculosis but may also occur with chronic pulmonary histiocytosis and chronic pulmonary coccidioidomycosis. Pulmonary tuberculosis is making a comeback with new resistant strains that are difficult to treat. Pulmonary tuberculosis is the most common form of the disease, but other organs can be infected. ...
Research article which includes a case study of an immunocompetent patient with diffuse coccidioidal pneumonia who responded to caspofungin and fluconazole therapy without experiencing any adverse effects. ...
In the past decade, state-specific increases in the number of reported cases of coccidioidomycosis have been observed in areas of California and Arizona where the disease is endemic. Although most coccidioidomycosis is asymptomatic or mild, infection can lead to severe pulmonary or disseminated disease requiring hospitalization and costly disease management. To determine the epidemiology of cases and toll of coccidioidomycosis-associated hospitalizations in California, we reviewed hospital discharge data for 2000-2011. During this period, there were 25,217 coccidioidomycosis-associated hospitalizations for 15,747 patients and >$2 billion US in total hospital charges. Annual initial hospitalization rates increased from 2.3 initial hospitalizations/100,000 population in 2000 to 5.0 initial hospitalizations/100,000 population in 2011. During this period, initial hospitalization rates were higher for men than women, African Americans and Hispanics than Whites, and older persons than younger persons.
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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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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reports. Dr. B.A. Jinadu, the departments director, said, About 9,500 Kern County children already are in the program, which works mainly by following youngsters from birth through the immunization process. Since the program started, 3,535 children younger than 23 months old have been tracked, and [a]nother 5,965 children were funneled into the system by health professionals and child-serving organizations. However, the ...
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Coccidioidomycosis is associated with a broad spectrum of illness severity, ranging from asymptomatic or self-limited pulmonary infection to life-threatening manifestations of disseminated disease. Serologic studies before the widespread availability of antifungals established current understanding of serologic kinetics and dynamics. ...
There are some fungal infections that are in the soil and can be inhaled, like coccidioidomycosis (in the dry, desert-like areas of the far West such as the central valley of Calif, Arizona, etc),...
ICD-9 code 114.3 for Other forms of progressive coccidioidomycosis is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - MYCOSES (110-118).
The earliest recorded case of coccidioidomycosis was documented in Argentina in 1892, when a soldier was diagnosed with what was first thought to be an infection of coccidia - parasitic protozoans, like cryptosporidium and toxoplasma, that infect the intestines of animals, including chickens, cows, dogs and cats. The soldier lived with the disease for 11 years, during which time his doctors realized it was not caused by a protozoa but by a fungus. The name, however, stuck ...
Kern COG also functions as the Kern Motorist Aid Authority (KMAA), which operates roadside call boxes for drivers who require assistance after a vehicle breakdown or other non-emergency situation. KMAA was founded in 1990 to implement a call box system on designated state highways throughout Kern County. The availability of call boxes on rural roads provides aid to motorists traveling in and through the area.. In addition to assuming responsibility for the design, installation and maintenance of the call box system in Kern County, the KMAA works with the appropriate local and state agencies to implement and maintain the system. The KMAA is a member of the California Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (CalSAFE) organization.. ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Liposomal Amphotericin B as Monotherapy in Relapsed Coccidioidal Meningitis. AU - Stewart, Ethan R.. AU - Eldridge, Matthew L.. AU - McHardy, Ian. AU - Cohen, Stuart H.. AU - Thompson, George R.. PY - 2018/6/1. Y1 - 2018/6/1. N2 - Coccidioidal meningitis remains a difficult clinical problem, and despite life-long therapy with triazole antifungals, relapses of disease and medication intolerance occur necessitating salvage treatment. We report two patients with recurrent coccidioidal meningitis who improved following a 2-week course of liposomal amphotericin B monotherapy and discuss potential advantages of this treatment option.. AB - Coccidioidal meningitis remains a difficult clinical problem, and despite life-long therapy with triazole antifungals, relapses of disease and medication intolerance occur necessitating salvage treatment. We report two patients with recurrent coccidioidal meningitis who improved following a 2-week course of liposomal amphotericin B monotherapy and ...
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, ...
Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of Vasculitic and encephalitic complications associated with Coccidioides immitis infection of the central nervous system in humans: Report of 10 cases and review. Together they form a unique fingerprint. ...
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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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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
Primary coccidioidal disease is rarely diagnosed in the midwest in the nonimmunocompromised host. Since coast-to-coast travel is common today, many patients may become exposed to Coccidioides immitis while traveling in endemic areas. We present a case of acute coccidioidal pleural effusion in a Michigan woman who had recently visited northeastern Arizona. Her travel history was the single most important factor in the eventual diagnosis of coccidioidal pleural effusion.
Peritoneal macrophages from normal mice phagocytized arthroconidia and endospores of Coccidioides immitis without affecting the viability of the spores within 4 h after infection. In contrast, macrophages, when infected in the presence of lymphocytes from immune mice, significantly reduced the viability of phagocytized endospores and arthroconidia. The inability of macrophages from normal mice to kill C. immitis may in part be explained by the observation that C. immitis appeared to inhibit fusion of the phagosomes containing fungal spores with the lysosomes within the macrophages. However, fusion of phagosomes containing spores and lysosomes was observed in macrophages infected in the presence of lymphocytes from immune mice. ...
Ground-water quality in the approximately 3,000 square-mile Kern County Subbasin study unit (KERN) was investigated from January to March, 2006, as part of the Priority Basin Assessment Project of the Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment (GAMA) Program. The GAMA Priority Basin Assessment project was developed in response to the Groundwater Quality Monitoring Act of 2001, and is being conducted by the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The Kern County Subbasin study was designed to provide a spatially unbiased assessment of raw (untreated) ground-water quality within KERN, as well as a statistically consistent basis for comparing water quality throughout California. Samples were collected from 50 wells within the San Joaquin Valley portion of Kern County. Forty-seven of the wells were selected using a randomized grid-based method to provide a statistical
The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association EDITOR-IN-CHIEF J. Michael Pontious, MD ASSOCIATE EDITORS Mary Anne McCaffree, MD J. Michael McGee, MD Ruth H. Oneson, MD Johnny B. Roy, MD William Truels, MD Clifford G. Wlodaver, MD THE ASSOCIATION Ken King, CAE Executive Director Kathy Musson, CAE Associate Executive Director Stacie Sawvell Publications and Web Manager Volume 106, Number 8 • August 2013 Editorial Plugging the holes in the dike... J. Michael Pontious, MD 307 311 315 321 Presidents Page Teamwork D. Robert McCaffree, MD Scientific Clin-IQ An Unusual Case of Pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis Presenting as Pneumothorax Himanshu Bhardwaj, MD, Bhaskar Bhardwaj, MBBS, David C. Levin, MD, Paul V. Carlile, MD The award-winning Journal (ISSN 0030-1876) (USPS 285-000) is the official publication of the Oklahoma State Medical Association and is published monthly under the direction of the OSMA Board of Trustees at 313 Northeast 50th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105. Phone: 405-601-9571; ...
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Coccidioidomycosis or Valley Fever is an infectious disease in parts of the U.S.A. It is caused by inhaling microscopic arthroconidia (also known as arthrospores or spores) of the closely related fungal species Coccidioides immitis and C. posadasii. Areas where Coccidioides is endemic (native and common) include states in the southwestern U.S.A. such as Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, and Utah and parts of Mexico, Central America and South America.. ...
Coccidioides precipitin is a blood test that looks for infections due to a fungus called Coccidioides, which causes the disease coccidioidomycosis. Learn more.
A smaller percentage of infected dogs develop disseminated infections. Sites of dissemination often include osteoarticular sites, the central nervous system (CNS), skin, peripheral lymph nodes, eyes, testes, prostate, and the pericardium.9,10 Rarely, sites such as the liver, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, or urinary system are affected.8 Sometimes dissemination to only one anatomic site is evident; in other dogs multiple sites are involved. A history of respiratory signs may be absent.8 Bone involvement may manifest as lameness and/or one or more firm swellings associated with the appendicular or axial skeleton. Dogs with skin involvement may have subcutaneous masses ulcerated skin lesions that drain serosanguineous fluid (Figure 63-3).8 Skin lesions may overlie sites of osteomyelitis. Neurologic signs result from meningoencephalitis and include obtundation, blindness, nystagmus, absent menace reflexes, diminished gag responses, ataxia, abnormal placing reactions, pacing, circling, cervical ...
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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 ...
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.
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A Safe Method of Extracting DNA from Coccidioides immitis Protocol Protocol describes a safe and convenient method of extracting DNA from Coccidioides immitis fungi in which the culture is killed by steaming, allowing removal from the containment facilities, as soon as possible. The method was first developed with the non-pathogen Neurospora crassa, has worked well for both C. immitis and H. capsulatum, and should be useful for extracting DNA from any pathogenic fungus. ...
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1. Since neither my D.O. nor my autoimmune doctor know of any tests for fungal infections (besides the Gut Ecology test), I talked with Amgen / Wyeth (the makers of Enbrel) and they suggest a specialist like an Infectious Disease doctor. On 8/1/13 I saw Christine S Forszpaniak, MD and she states that anyone not severely sick (vomiting, respiratory, etc.) usually does not take the tests for histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, candidiasis, aspergillosis, blastomycosis, and pneumocystosis. When these tests are done on people who are healthier, they only confirm whether antibodies have been made whenever I was in contact with one of these fungi. Even if there is a confirmation, there can be false-positives and the results can only lead to academic at best. Only when you feel ill should you take the medication for the fungal infections. As for my test results confirming Saccharomyces, taking Nystatin & Clotrimazole along with low sugar diet is the best protocol that can be done. To recap, take the ...
Posaconazole, a fluorinated triazole antifungal drug, is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for (1) prophylaxis against Aspergillus and Candida infections in immunocompromised patients at high risk for these infections and (2) oropharyngeal candidiasis (OPC), including cases refractory to fluconazole and/or itraconazole. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved posaconazole for (1) treatment of aspergillosis, fusariosis, chromoblastomycosis, and coccidioidomycosis in patients who are refractory to or intolerant of other azoles or amphotericin B; (2) first-line therapy for OPC for severe disease or in those unlikely to respond to topical therapy; and (3) prophylaxis of invasive fungal infections in high-risk hematologic patients and stem cell transplant recipients ...
Events - Mayo Clinic 1st Annual Update on Infectious Diseases for Primary Care - 2016 - Mayo Clinic Education Center - Phoenix - Arizona - United States - United States - The field of infectious diseases is rapidly evolving with new diseases, diagnostic modalities, antimicrobial resistance and new paradigms for treatment. This new course combines the essentials of Coccidioidomycosis with an update on how to manage infections encountered in the outpatient setting. This course will enhance providers knowledge and ability to diagnose, treat and prevent the infections they will commonly see in practice. \r\nFeatured Topics:CoccidioidomycosisRapid diagnostic tests for infectious diseasesDifferentiating viral and bacterial infections in the officeManaging common infections in an era of multidrug resistanceHow to use new immunizationsMeasles, MERS, Chikungunya and More - Tools to help you recognize and prevent spread of emerging infections.Antimicrobial StewardshipWhats New in Management of Skin, Soft
In the context of our interest in host-pathogen interactions, we are pursuing currently the following projects:. Neisseria. We have developed a novel mouse model to study the mechanisms of commensalism, from the standpoint of both the host and bacterium. The model involves noninvasive inoculation of the well-studied lab mouse with a new commensal Neisseria species isolated from the normal flora of healthy wild mice. The model allows studies of colonization, and the elusive process of persistence, in a variety of mucosal niches, from the relatively well-studied intestinal tract to the less well-studied respiratory tract and oral cavity. Experimentation is guided by a vast store of knowledge on the mouse and close relatives of the bacterium. Using this unique model, we will identify immune processes and mouse genes critical for susceptibility to N. tucsonensis colonization and bacterial genes critical for colonization and persistence.. Valley Fever. Coccidioidomycosis is a serious respiratory ...
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Kern County and California health officials held press conferences Tuesday to talk about the recent widespread outbreak of influenza cases.During the press conference, Kern County Public Health officials said they were going to begin partnering with hospit
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 ...
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Like in Thursdays classic sprint when the two were in a photo finish, Kern and Halvorsen were side by side coming into the line during the final. I think I had been smiling a little bit because it is so fun to go head to head, said Kern. I was almost laughing in my head and was like oh, is this going to come down to another lunge? that would be pretty funny. I think we are going to make each other faster. Competition is the best to make you better and it makes it really fun to see us both on top of our game and duking it out head to head at the finish.. It was Kerns first U.S national championship. She secured her first career U.S. nationals podium in the classic sprint last Thursday, in which she placed second to the winner Ida Sargent (CGRP/USST). Halvorsen, in that race, place third also for her first career podium at nationals. I have been learning a lot from Julia actually in quite a few of these races, Halvorsen said when asked about her thoughts on the day. I had a good ...
GE Energy has signed a technology licensing agreement with Hydrogen Energy (HEI) for a proposed 250-megawatt power plant that would use integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) technology. The plant, to be located near Bakersfield, in Kern County, Calif., would be designed to capture up to 90% of its carbon dioxide for...
Our newest Marleys Mutt Miss Olive needs our help! Olive was owner surrendered on Tuesday, May 2nd to Kern County Animal Services. She presented with a host of issues including three large oozing skin abscesses, secondary skin infections everywhere, ...
The authors point to oil and gas drilling activities in Kern County, centered near the city of Bakersfield. The team found that one out of every six instances of drilling in the county occurred directly into freshwater aquifers, and one out of three for aquifers with water that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deems drinkable if treated ...
STOCKTON - In the type of case that goes to San Joaquin County prosecutors about once a year, a tuberculosis patient facing criminal charges for disappearing has been located and arrested in Kern County.
The line in the sand has been drawn, and now an abatement hearing over an Inyokern property has been set for Tuesday, April 8 in Bakersfield.Kern County Engineering will ask the Board of Supervisors to declare the 80-acre field owned by Mike McGee a public nuisance and begin to apply pressure on him. If the board approves, costs and fines will be piled high on the property owner.For more than a year, residents in one neighborhood of Inyokern have had to face dust blown from a field scrubbed
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors regrets to inform you that we have decided to cancel the 2020 Kern Lipid Conference scheduled for August 31-September 2, 2020 in Vail, Colorado. With many areas of the globe recommending self-quarantine, groups of less than 10 and many academic institutions restricting travel for faculty and staff, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our attendees not to hold our in person meeting. Due to the interactive nature of our meeting, we have decided not to hold a virtual meeting for 2020. Protecting the health, safety and well-being of our board members, attendees and staff is our number one goal. ...
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Coccidioidomycosis, caused by Coccidioides immitis, is found in arid and semi-arid regions of Central and South America, Mexico ... "Coccidioidomycosis". The Merck Veterinary Manual. 2006. Retrieved 2007-08-18. "Symptoms of Coccidia". Retrieved 2013-12-14. " ...
Coccidioidomycosis is amazingly diverse in terms of its scope of clinical presentation, as well as clinical severity. About 60 ... The primary coccidioidomycosis-endemic areas are located in Southern California and southern Arizona, and northern Mexico, in ... Member species are the cause of coccidioidomycosis, also known as San Joaquin Valley fever, an infectious fungal disease ... The causative agents of coccidioidomycosis are Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii. Both C. immitis and C. ...
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In 1892, Alejandro Posadas described a case of an unknown infectious disease, which later was named Coccidioidomycosis In 1901 ... Hirschmann, Jan V. (2007). "The Early History of Coccidioidomycosis: 1892-1945". Clinical Infectious Diseases. 44 (9): 1202- ...
Specific instances of fungal infections that can manifest with pulmonary involvement include: Coccidioidomycosis, which begins ... Media related to Fungal pneumonia at Wikimedia Commons Coccidioidomycosis. ...
Jude, Cecilia M.; Nayak, Nita B.; Patel, Maitraya K.; Deshmukh, Monica; Batra, Poonam (2014). "Pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis: ... such as Coccidioidomycosis. Other infectious causes include a lung abscess, pneumonia (including pneumocystis pneumonia) or ...
Severe and disseminated coccidioidomycosis has been reported the occur in increased frequency in pregnant women in several ... The evidence is more limited for coccidioidomycosis, measles, smallpox, and varicella. Pregnancy may also increase ...
... where 44 workers came down with coccidioidomycosis while constructing solar power-generating facilities. Coccidioidomycosis (or ... "Coccidioidomycosis among Workers Constructing Solar Power Farms, California, USA, 2011-2014". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 21 ...
The evidence is more limited for coccidioidomycosis, measles, smallpox, and varicella. However, pregnancy does not seem to ...
Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii are the causative agent of coccidioidomycosis (valley fever). Talaromyces ...
"The Orotomide Olorofim Is Efficacious in an Experimental Model of Central Nervous System Coccidioidomycosis". Antimicrobial ...
The pathological features of paracoccidioidomycosis are similar to those seen in coccidioidomycosis and blastomycosis. However ...
Less common causes include aspergilloma, bronchiectasis, coccidioidomycosis, pulmonary embolism, pneumonic plague, and cystic ...
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Valley fever, i.e. coccidioidomycosis (or California Valley Fever) is caused by airborne, fungal particles dwelling in the soil ...
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C. immitis can cause a disease called coccidioidomycosis (valley fever).[8][9][10] Its incubation period varies from 7 to 21 ... "Symptoms of Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever)". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Retrieved 11 July 2013.. ... "Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever)". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Retrieved 11 July 2013.. ... The introduction of azoles revolutionized treatment for coccidioidomycosis,[14] and these agents are usually the first line of ...
Coccidioidomycosis List of cutaneous conditions James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the ... Disseminated coccidioidomycosis is a systemic infection with Coccidioides immitis, in which 15-20% of people develop skin ...
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"Bronchoscopic diagnosis of pulmonary coccidioidomycosis comparison of cytology, culture, and transbronchial biopsy". Diagnostic ...
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Cellular immunity is critical in controlling coccidioidomycosis. Symptomatic coccidioidomycosis can occur in persons with ... Coccidioidomycosis is caused by a soil-dwelling fungus that consists of two species, Coccidioides immitis and C. posadasii. ... Itraconazole treatment of coccidioidomycosis. Am J Med 1990;89:282-90.). Even in patients with CD4+ counts ,250 cells/µL on ... Coccidioidomycosis. Clin Infect Dis 2005;41:1217-23., 637Galgiani JN, Ampel NM, Catanzaro A, et al. Practice guideline for the ...
... consider coccidioidomycosis.(Infectious Diseases) by Internal Medicine News; Health care industry Health, general ... TNF-[alpha] inhibitors may boost risk of coccidioidomycosis.. Testing for Coccidioidomycosis among patients with community- ... The incidence of coccidioidomycosis in Arizona more than tripled in the past decade, with a 56% increase in the past year alone ... Think of coccidioidomycosis in patients with a rash, fever, and cough, even if they dont live in the southwestern United ...
Learn more about Coccidioidomycosis at Portsmouth Regional Hospital DefinitionCausesRisk ... Hospitalizations for coccidioidomycosis at forty-one childrens hospitals in the United States. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010;29(3 ... The public health impact of coccidioidomycosis in Arizona and California. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2011;8(4):1150-1173. ... Factors and outcomes associated with the decision to treat primary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis. Clin Infect Dis. 2009;48(2): ...
Coccidioidomycosis is also known as desert fever, desert rheumatism, or San Joaquin fever. ... Nasty Infectious Diseases You Want To Avoid - Coccidioidomycosis. Updated on December 31, 2008 ...
"Coccidioidomycosis". Mayo Clin Proc. vol. 83. 2008. pp. 343-348. Saubolle, MA,, McKellar, PP,, Sussland, D. "Epidemiologic, ... Cutaneous coccidioidomycosis.. Peritoneal cocci, though very rare, presents with ascites and abdominal pain, often with weight ... Biopsy consistent with coccidioidomycosis spherules.. F. Over-utilized or "wasted" diagnostic tests associated with this ... Clinically insignificant coccidioidomycosis is so ubiquitous in endemic areas, it is uncommon to see a negative titer in ...
Which individuals are of greater risk of developing coccidioidomycosis?. *. Symptomatic coccidioidomycosis is more likely in ... If you decide the patient has coccidioidomycosis, what therapies should you initiate immediately? ... How can coccidioidomycosis be prevented?. There are no specific means to prevent infection when living in the endemic area. ... Risk of acquiring coccidioidomycosis tends to occur during arid times of the year: summer in California, spring and fall in ...
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ICD-9 code 114.3 for Other forms of progressive coccidioidomycosis is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range ... Other forms of progressive coccidioidomycosis (114.3). ICD-9 code 114.3 for Other forms of progressive coccidioidomycosis is a ...
Coccidioidomycosis was first described as a disease in an Argentinean soldier in 1892. It was identified as a fungal infection ... Coccidioidomycosis. Infect Dis Clin N Am. 2003;17:41-57.. *Arsura EL, Kilgore WB. Miliary coccidioidomycosis in the ... Coccidioidomycosis. N Engl J Med. 1995;332:1077-1082.. *Kirkland TN, Fierer J. Coccidioidomycosis: a reemerging infectious ... Female genital coccidioidomycosis. Obstet Gynecol. 1975;45:199-202.. *Sohail MR, Andrews PE, Blair JE. Coccidioidomycosis of ...
Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) is a systemic fungal infection endemic to the desert southwestern United States. Dogs are ... assess the protective response to the vaccine by mimicking the T-cell mediated response seen in dogs with coccidioidomycosis ... Home > Research > Research Portfolio > Predicting the Outcome of Coccidioidomycosis in Naturally Infected Dogs ... Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) is a systemic fungal infection endemic to the desert southwestern United States. Dogs are ...
Coccidioidomycosis is under public health surveillance, and is reportable - meaning the physician needs to report it to public ... In 2010 there were over 16,000 reported cases of coccidioidomycosis, the majority of which were located in Arizona and ... On average, there were approximately 200 coccidioidomycosis-associated deaths each year (deaths in which coccidioidomycosis was ... Number of reported coccidioidomycosis cases 1998-2016. Year. Arizona. California. Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Other states. ...
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This Coccidioidomycosis page on EmpowHER Womens Health works best with javascript enabled in your browser.. Toggle navigation ... Coccidioidomycosis, commonly called valley fever, is a fungal infection of the lungs that can cause very serious problems. The ... Coccidioidomycosis. (Valley Fever). Pronounced: kok-sid-ee-oyd-oh-mi-co-sis ...
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Coccidioidomycosis is caused by Coccidioides immitis, a soil fungus native to the San Joaquin Valley of California (see the ... encoded search term (Coccidioidomycosis and Valley Fever) and Coccidioidomycosis and Valley Fever What to Read Next on Medscape ... Transmission of coccidioidomycosis to a human via a cat bite. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Feb. 47(2):505-6. [Medline]. [Full Text]. ... Coccidioidomycosis and Valley Fever. Updated: Aug 27, 2019 * Author: Duane R Hospenthal, MD, PhD, FACP, FIDSA, FASTMH; Chief ...
Acute Coccidioidomycosis. Acute coccidioidomycosis is the most common form of valley fever. It causes symptoms that are similar ... Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis. Disseminated coccidioidomycosis is the most serious form of valley fever. However, it is very ... Chronic Coccidioidomycosis. The coccidioidomycosis infection may become chronic if it doesnt go away completely. This means ... Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis). Medically reviewed by Tyler Walker, MD on March 21, 2016. - Written by Rose Kivi ...
Panels Recommendations for Coccidioidomycosis. Panels Recommendations. *Routine use of antifungal medications for primary ... Coccidioidomycosis in patients with HIV-1 infection in the era of potent antiretroviral therapy. Clin Infect Dis. Jan 1 2010;50 ... Coccidioidomycosis. The information in the brief version is excerpted directly from the full-text guidelines. The brief version ... Coccidioidomycosis as a common cause of community-acquired pneumonia. Emerg Infect Dis. Jun 2006;12(6):958-962. Available at ...
... Summary Global Markets Directs latest Pharmaceutical and Healthcare disease ... provides an overview of the Coccidioidomycosis (Infectious Disease) pipeline landscape.Coccidioidomycosis, also called Valley ... The pipeline guide reviews latest news related to pipeline therapeutics for Coccidioidomycosis (Infectious Disease)Reasons to ... LONDON, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Coccidioidomycosis - Pipeline Review, H1 2017SummaryGlobal Markets Directs ...
Coccidioidomycosis among persons with AIDS in the United States. J Infect Dis 1995;171:961-6. * CDC. Update: coccidioidomycosis ... from areas where coccidioidomycosis is not endemic; 2) promoting more complete reporting of coccidioidomycosis cases by ... unspecified coccidioidomycosis (6%), and primary extrapulmonary coccidioidomycosis (0.1%); 1% of patients were discharged with ... Coccidioidomycosis -- Arizona, 1990-1995 MMWR 45(49);1069-1073 Publication date: 12/13/1996. Table of Contents. Article. ...
Coccidioidomycosis is diagnosed and treated differently from other causes of pneumonia. Early diagnosis and recognition of the ... How Coccidioidomycosis Is Diagnosed. Coccidioidomycosis is most commonly diagnosed by a blood test. This test examines the ... How Coccidioidomycosis Is Treated. Most individuals with coccidioidomycosis do not require specific treatment. Treatment with ... Diagnosing and Treating Coccidioidomycosis. Coccidioidomycosis is diagnosed and treated differently from other causes of ...
Coccidioidomycosis (Brief). The information in the brief version is excerpted directly from the full-text guidelines. The brief ... Coccidioidomycosis. Last Updated: November 10, 2016; Last Reviewed: June 26, 2019. Recommendations for Treating ... Diffuse Pulmonary Disease or Non-Meningeal Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis: *Relapse can occur in 25% to 33% of HIV- ...
Coccidioidomycosis comes from inhalation of a soil-borne fungus which normally affects the dogs respiratory system. However, ... Coccidioidomycosis in Dogs. Mycosis is the medical term for any disorder caused by a fungus. Coccidioidomycosis comes from ... And though uncommon, Coccidioidomycosis is a deadly disease that originates mainly in the arid, hot regions of the western and ... Coccidioidomycosis sets in from 7 to 20 days after exposure, though some dogs can develop immunity and never show any symptoms ...
CDC website: www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/coccidioidomycosis. BIBLIOGRAPHY. *Ampel NM. Coccidioidomycosis. In: Kauffman CA, ... Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever). Orion Z. McCotter, Tom M. Chiller. INFECTIOUS AGENT. The fungi Coccidioides immitis and C. ... Coccidioidomycosis is a nationally notifiable disease in the United States.. TREATMENT. Expert opinions differ on the proper ... Primary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis is characterized by fatigue, cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, night sweats, ...
The vaccine already has protected mice from coccidioidomycosis. The research goal is to test and possibly license the vaccine ... 4.8M grant funds work on vaccine for coccidioidomycosis. Posted Sept. 13, 2017 ... 4.8 million grant to the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson to fund work on a vaccine against coccidioidomycosis ... the next step probably would be evaluation and possible approval of a vaccine to prevent coccidioidomycosis in humans. ...
  • PET scans are increasingly used in the diagnosis and staging of invasive fungal infections, including coccidioidomycosis, and may be able to detect lesions that are not otherwise visualized with CT. (medscape.com)
  • In the last 10 years at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, I've been impressed by how often the dermatologist has a role to play in the diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis," Dr. David J. DiCaudo said at a dermatology conference sponsored by Skin Disease Education Foundation. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • What imaging studies will be helpful in making or excluding the diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis? (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • This article describes the pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical course, and diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis in the human body, while emphasizing the common radiologic findings of pulmonary and extrapulmonary disease. (appliedradiology.com)
  • 5 The presence of a diffuse maculopapular rash, erythema nodosum, or erythema multiforme may help point to the specific diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis. (appliedradiology.com)
  • Conclusions: Although coccidioidomycosis is a great imitator, the diagnosis can usually be made readily if a high level of suspicion is maintained and appropriate diagnostic testing is performed. (elsevier.com)
  • Chest radiography should be performed in all patients in whom coccidioidomycosis is suspected or confirmed, because of the possibility of pulmonary infection. (medscape.com)
  • Coccidioidomycosis, commonly called valley fever, is a potentially-serious lung infection. (portsmouthhospital.com)
  • Manifestations of coccidioidomycosis infection range from clinically asymptomatic to life threatening. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Confirmation of clinically significant coccidioidomycosis infection is made based on clinical features as described below, a history of travel to or residence in the endemic areas and diagnostic studies to be described in detail below. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Symptomatic coccidioidomycosis is more likely in African-American and Filipino men, pregnant women, particularly in the second and third trimester, and those with depressed cellular immune systems, including those with HIV infection and low CD4 counts, and those on immunosuppressive therapy, including TNF-alpha inhibitors. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) is a systemic fungal infection endemic to the desert southwestern United States. (akcchf.org)
  • Coccidioidomycosis is an endemic fungal infection of the desert southwestern United States. (elsevier.com)
  • Over the last decade coccidioidomycosis, a fungal infection endemic to the desert Southwest of the United States, has gained national prominence. (elsevier.com)
  • The earliest recorded case of coccidioidomycosis was documented in Argentina in 1892, when a soldier was diagnosed with what was first thought to be an infection of coccidia - parasitic protozoans, like cryptosporidium and toxoplasma, that infect the intestines of animals, including chickens, cows, dogs and cats. (earthmagazine.org)
  • How do you contract coccidioidomycosis and how frequent is this disease? (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Coccidioidomycosis was first described as a disease in an Argentinean soldier in 1892. (appliedradiology.com)
  • Coccidioidomycosis is an unpredictable disease, and assessments of drug efficacy are difficult. (elsevier.com)
  • Imaging studies in patients with suspected or confirmed coccidioidomycosis include plain chest radiography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and, possibly, positron-emission tomography (PET). (medscape.com)
  • At least two patients have presented to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., with cutaneous manifestations of coccidioidomycosis. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Coccidioidomycosis is not transmissible from person-to-person contact and in hospitalized patients, and does not require contact or respiratory isolation. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • A few patients develop disseminated coccidioidomycosis, which is associated with high morbidity and mortality. (appliedradiology.com)
  • 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. (nih.gov)
  • No patients received antifungal prophylaxis to prevent primary coccidioidomycosis. (elsevier.com)
  • On the basis of clinical presentation and imaging abnormalities, pulmonary involvement of coccidioidomycosis is categorized into acute, disseminated, and chronic forms. (medscape.com)
  • Clinically insignificant coccidioidomycosis is so ubiquitous in endemic areas, it is uncommon to see a negative titer in natives of those areas. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • See A Chronic, Scaly Rash Mistaken for MRSA: Case Presentation , a Critical Images slideshow, to review additional images and details of a case of Coccidioidomycosis. (medscape.com)
  • ICD-9 code 114.3 for Other forms of progressive coccidioidomycosis is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -MYCOSES (110-118). (aapc.com)
  • Coccidioidomycosis is also known as desert fever, desert rheumatism, or San Joaquin fever. (hubpages.com)
  • Chest radiographic findings alone are not diagnostic of thoracic coccidioidomycosis, because other infectious diseases and neoplastic processes may mimic the disorder. (medscape.com)
  • This assay will also assess the protective response to the vaccine by mimicking the T-cell mediated response seen in dogs with coccidioidomycosis and will also be applicable to future studies of immune responses to other canine infectious diseases. (akcchf.org)
  • This image shows a severe example of erythema multiforme caused by coccidioidomycosis. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Coccidioidomycosis, commonly called valley fever, is a fungal infection of the lungs that can cause very serious problems. (empowher.com)
  • The scientific term for the disease is coccidioidomycosis , most commonly known as valley fever. (dictionary.com)
  • Endemic to the southwestern parts of the United States, coccidioidomycosis, also known as "Valley Fever," is a common fungal infection that primarily affects the lungs in both acute and chronic forms. (hindawi.com)
  • Acute coccidioidomycosis is the most common form of valley fever. (healthline.com)
  • Disseminated coccidioidomycosis is the most serious form of valley fever. (healthline.com)
  • Coccidioidomycosis, commonly called valley fever, is a potentially-serious lung infection. (portsmouthhospital.com)
  • Also known as Valley Fever or "cocci", coccidioidomycosis is caused by a fungus that lives in the desert soil of the southwestern United States (US), California, and Mexico. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) is a systemic fungal infection endemic to the desert southwestern United States. (akcchf.org)
  • RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Viamet Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Orphan Products Development has granted orphan drug designation to VT-1598 for the treatment of coccidioidomycosis, or Valley Fever. (businesswire.com)
  • Coccidioidomycosis (also known as Valley fever and California valley fever ) is a fungal disease. (skin-disorders-guide.com)
  • Evidence-Based Answer: Risk factors for coccidioidomycosis, or valley fever, include lower respiratory tract symptoms lasting longer than 14 days, chest pain, rash, having lived in endemic areas fewer than 10 years, and diabetes mellitus or immunosuppressive conditions (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, several prospective cohort and case-control studies). (umsystem.edu)
  • Holocene coccidioidomycosis: Valley Fever in early Holocene bison (Bison antiquus). (semanticscholar.org)
  • Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) is a fungal infection found in the southwestern United States, northern Mexico, and some places in Central and South America. (escholarship.org)
  • See information on personal protective equipment for potential exposures to Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever). (3m.com)
  • PET scans are increasingly used in the diagnosis and staging of invasive fungal infections, including coccidioidomycosis, and may be able to detect lesions that are not otherwise visualized with CT. (medscape.com)
  • The diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis is confirmed by culture of the organism from clinical specimens or by demonstration of the typical spherule on histopathologic examination of involved tissue. (ucsf.edu)
  • Before 1994, ADHS relied solely on physician diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis and did not require laboratory confirmation. (cdc.gov)
  • The AHDDB was reviewed to identify patients with a discharge diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification {ICD-9-CM}, codes 114.0-114.3 and 114.9). (cdc.gov)
  • for 415 (63%), coccidioidomycosis was listed as the principal diagnosis. (cdc.gov)
  • Coccidioidomycosis often goes unrecognized and requires specific testing to make a diagnosis. (lung.org)
  • For these reasons, the diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis is often delayed and may require multiple visits to a healthcare provider. (lung.org)
  • In the last 10 years at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, I've been impressed by how often the dermatologist has a role to play in the diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis," Dr. David J. DiCaudo said at a dermatology conference sponsored by Skin Disease Education Foundation. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • What imaging studies will be helpful in making or excluding the diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis? (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • However, in endemic areas, coccidioidomycosis also should be considered as a potential diagnosis. (appliedradiology.com)
  • This article describes the pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical course, and diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis in the human body, while emphasizing the common radiologic findings of pulmonary and extrapulmonary disease. (appliedradiology.com)
  • 5 The presence of a diffuse maculopapular rash, erythema nodosum, or erythema multiforme may help point to the specific diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis. (appliedradiology.com)
  • In addition, chest radiograph is indicated, when the diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis is being considered. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
  • B. D. Poswall, Coccidioidomycosis and North American blastomycosis: Differential diagnosis of bone lesions in pre-Columbian American Indians, Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anthropologists, April 14-18, 1976. (springer.com)
  • M. K. Dalinka, S. Dinnenberg, W. H. Greendyke, and R. Hopkins, Roentgenographic features of osseous coccidioidomycosis and differential diagnosis, J. Bone J. Surg . (springer.com)
  • Diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis, which is more difficult, may be supported by antibody detection. (uzh.ch)
  • We describe clinical findings, diagnosis, and management of coccidioidomycosis in 108 pediatric patients seen in an outpatient clinic in the California Central Valley, an area endemic for coccidioidomycosis. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • Definitive diagnosis of coccidioidomycosis is by identification of the characteristic fungal spherules in tissue sections, although the spherules are typically present in low numbers. (tamu.edu)
  • Patients with a positive result for IgM by EIA are thought to have a diagnosis of acute coccidioidomycosis. (elsevier.com)
  • Given the patients' lack of recent travel, coccidioidomycosis was not suspected, leading to delays in diagnosis and appropriate therapy. (semanticscholar.org)
  • In response to an increase of coccidioidomycosis at a correctional institution in an endemic area, physicians initiated an enhanced diagnosis and treatment program. (oup.com)
  • Conclusions: Although coccidioidomycosis is a great imitator, the diagnosis can usually be made readily if a high level of suspicion is maintained and appropriate diagnostic testing is performed. (elsevier.com)
  • Disseminated cutaneous coccidioidomycosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any chronic nodular or verrucous skin lesions, especially when associated with pulmonary manifestations. (anncaserep.com)
  • The incidence and severity of occupational coccidioidomycosis can be reduced by dust control measures and laboratory procedures. (ilo.org)
  • Coccidioidomycosis in human immunodeficiency virus-infected persons in Arizona, 1994-1997: incidence, risk factors, and prevention. (ucsf.edu)
  • During 1990-1995, annual incidence rates for coccidioidomycosis were highest among males (range: 8.2-19.3 per 100,000 population) and persons aged greater than or equal to 65 years (range: 14.6-35.0 per 100,000). (cdc.gov)
  • The incidence of coccidioidomycosis in Arizona more than tripled in the past decade, with a 56% increase in the past year alone. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the incidence of coccidioidomycosis increased from 5.3 cases per 100,000 population in 1998 to 42.6 cases per 100, 000 population in 2011. (appliedradiology.com)
  • The incidence of coccidioidomycosis has risen substantially over the past two decades. (elsevier.com)
  • Amphotericin B, which must be given intravenously and is considerably toxic, triazole compounds have been found to be active agents for treating most manifestations of coccidioidomycosis. (skin-disorders-guide.com)
  • Pappagianis, in 2007, reported that two state prisons, the Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) near Coalinga and Avenal State Prison (ASP) near Avenal on the western side of the San Joaquin Valley, had been hit hard by coccidioidomycosis as early as 2005 - 2006. (freecme.com)
  • Two types of complications of primary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis may occur: local pulmonary and dissemination. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • Subclinical Dissemination of Coccidioidomycosis in a Liver Transplant Recipient. (biomedsearch.com)
  • We present a patient with known, active coccidioidomycosis who underwent successful liver transplant and later had subclinical posttransplantation peritoneal dissemination. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Fomite transmission of the spores in cotton waste, and primary cutaneous coccidioidomycosis due to accidental inoculation, have also been reported. (ilo.org)
  • Coccidioidomycosis is typically transmitted by inhalation of airborne spores of C immitis or C posadasii (see Etiology). (medscape.com)
  • The risk factors of coccidioidomycosis may include third trimester pregnant women and immunocompromised patient as well as Asians and blacks. (medicalrealm.net)
  • Coccidioidomycosis spreads beyond the lungs in approximately 0.6% of the infections in the general population. (medscape.com)
  • Coccidioidomycosis primarily involves the lungs. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
  • Below is a list of common medications used to treat or reduce the symptoms of coccidioidomycosis. (webmd.com)
  • Coccidioidomycosis is most commonly diagnosed by a blood test. (lung.org)
  • Coccidioidomycosis affects many different types of mammals, but tends to occur more commonly in dogs than cats. (petmd.com)
  • The methods most commonly used to diagnose coccidioidomycosis are serology, culture, histopathology, and molecular techniques. (cdc.gov)
  • There is no evidence that lipid preparations of amphotericin are more effective than amphotericin B deoxycholate for the treatment of coccidioidomycosis. (nih.gov)
  • Most individuals with coccidioidomycosis do not require specific treatment. (lung.org)
  • Acute pulmonary coccidioidomycosis is almost always mild, with few or no symptoms, and resolves without treatment. (skin-disorders-guide.com)
  • Role of modified Eloesser flap in the treatment of bronchopleural fistula caused by pulmonary coccidioidomycosis -- Garner et al. (bmj.com)
  • Further studies are needed to identify populations that may benefit from early antifungal treatment for pulmonary coccidioidomycosis. (oup.com)
  • Early on I quickly came to the conclusion that the IDSA guidelines for the treatment of coccidioidomycosis were of value only to lawyers and administrators, more about that later. (swjpcc.com)
  • The painful red nodules of erythema nodosum are the most common cutaneous manifestation of coccidioidomycosis. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • If the vaccine proves safe and effective for dogs, the next step probably would be evaluation and possible approval of a vaccine to prevent coccidioidomycosis in humans. (avma.org)
  • The National Institutes of Health has awarded a four-year, $4.8 million grant to the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson to fund work on a vaccine against coccidioidomycosis in dogs. (avma.org)
  • The vaccine already has protected mice from coccidioidomycosis. (avma.org)
  • The research goal is to test and possibly license the vaccine for use in dogs to protect them from contracting coccidioidomycosis. (avma.org)
  • The recombinant β-1,3-glucanosyltransferase is a valuable addition to an arsenal of immunoreactive proteins which could be incorporated into a human vaccine against coccidioidomycosis. (asm.org)
  • This review of efforts to develop a vaccine against coccidioidomycosis focuses on vaccine approaches and the difficulties in identifying protein antigen/adjuvant combinations that protect in experimental mouse models. (preprints.org)
  • Epitopes described in Construction and evaluation of a novel recombinant T cell epitope-based vaccine against Coccidioidomycosis. (iedb.org)
  • Coccidioidomycosis mimicking lung cancer in the form of pulmonary nodules and mass has been described extensively in the literature. (appliedradiology.com)
  • Coccidioidomycosis was identified in one patient and was manifested by fatigue, anemia, and pulmonary nodules. (elsevier.com)
  • Amphotericin and oral azoles are the mainstays of antifungal therapy for coccidioidomycosis. (medscape.com)
  • Proceedings of the 55th Coccidioidomycosis Study Group Meeting, 2011. (freecme.com)
  • Proceedings of the Third International Coccidioidomycosis Symposium ( L. Ajello, ed. (springer.com)