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LP21116-6   Coccidioides sp
Coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever, is caused by two species of soil-dwelling fungi, Coccidioides immitis and C. posadasii. It is common in the southwestern United States, Mexico, and South America and is transmitted by inhalation, frequently after contaminated soil is disrupted, such as by construction or natural events such as earthquakes or dust storms. Infections range from asymptomatic to life-threatening, and the clinical presentation is the same for both species. In about 40% of patients, symptoms begin one to three weeks after exposure and include cough, shortness of breath, headache, fatigue, and rash. Up to 10% of patients develop pulmonary complications or chronic disease, and about one percent of patients develop disseminated infection involving meninges (i.e., meningitis), soft tissues, and bones or joints. Patients who are immunocompromised are more likely to develop more severe disease. [CDC:https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/coccidioidomycosis/health-professionals.html] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

LP21116-6   Coccidioides sp
Coccidioides genera have only two species, Coccidioides immitis and C. posadasii, which have only recently been described as separate species. They can only be distinguished by DNA testing and/or with the use of very specialized culture media. They are not distinguishable by routine antigenic testing. C. immitis is found principally in the in the San Joaquin valley and has been referred to as the California variant. The latter is found in broad range of desert soils including Arizona, New Mexico and some parts of South America. They both are extremely pathogenic. Source: Regenstrief Help

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Synonyms: 球孢子菌;球霉菌
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