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 - 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 … ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Coccidioidomycosis. T2 - Clinical Update. AU - Ampel, Neil M.. AU - Wieden, Manon A.. AU - Galgian, John N.. PY - 1989/11. Y1 - 1989/11. N2 - Over the last decade coccidioidomycosis, a fungal infection endemic to the desert Southwest of the United States, has gained national prominence. This review summarizes recent advances in the clinical understanding of this disease. Immunosuppressive therapy and infection with the human immunodeficiency virus are recognized risk factors for the development of severe, progressive disease. Although relatively uncommon, extrapulmonary dissemination of Coccidioides immitis can lead to chronic infection ofthe skin, bones, and meninges. Culture and histologic examination are important in establishment of the diagnosis, but serologic tests remain both diagnostically and prognostically useful. lteatment is problematic. Coccidioidomycosis is an unpredictable disease, and assessments of drug efficacy are difficult. Ketoconazole is challenging ...
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. ...
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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...
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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 ...
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),...
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.. ...
Closing Kern County bars to slow the spread of Covid-19 might make sense if bars were a major hotspot for the virus. But Kern County Public Health officials say it
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