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Coccidioidomycosis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Coccidioidomycosis
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.703.203
Unique ID
D003047
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003047
Annotation
fungus disease caused by COCCIDIOIDES, not COCCIDIA
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Coccidioides immitis Infection
San Joaquin Valley Fever
Valley Fever
NLM Classification #
WC 460
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Coccidioidomycosis Preferred
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