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coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·sis

 (kŏk-sĭd′ē-oi′dō-mī-kō′sĭs)
n.
An infectious respiratory disease of humans and other animals caused by inhaling fungi of the genus Coccidioides. It is usually characterized by fever and respiratory symptoms but sometimes develops into a severe form in which the lungs, bones, skin, and central nervous system can be affected. Also called valley fever.

[New Latin Coccidioīdēs, genus name (from Coccidium, former genus name; see coccidium + -oīdēs, from Greek -oeidēs, -oid) + mycosis.]
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coccidioidomycosis

(kɒkˌsɪdɪˌɔɪdəʊmaɪˈkəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a disease of the skin or viscera, esp the lungs, caused by infection with the fungus Coccidioides immitis
[C20: from New Latin Coccidioides + -o- + mycosis]
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coc•cid•i•oi•do•my•co•sis

(kɒkˌsɪd iˌɔɪ doʊ maɪˈkoʊ sɪs)

n.
a respiratory infection, often with a skin rash, caused by inhaling spores of Coccidi oides fungi, common in semiarid regions.
Also called desert fever .
[1935–40; < New Latin Coccidioid(es) (see coccidiosis) + mycosis]
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Noun1.coccidioidomycosis - an infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules
fungal infection, mycosis - an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus
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coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·sis

n. coccidioidomicosis, fiebre del valle, infección respiratoria endémica en el suroeste de los Estados Unidos, México y algunas partes de América del Sur.
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coccidioidomycosis

n coccidioidomicosis f
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Reportable infectious diseases were identified in nine (10.5%) of the 86 patients, including pandemic influenza A (H1N1) (five cases), coccidiodomycosis, Legionnaires disease, and invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae; nonreportable infectious diseases (e.g., urinary tract infection, bronchitis, osteomyelitis) were identified in 31 (36.0%); and a noninfectious condition in 46 (53.5%) (Table).
([dagger]) Six with coccidiodomycosis among 6,723 decedents with silicosis; 5 among 23,899 decedents with asbestosis; zero among 46,088 with CWP; 2,576 among 51,677,216 without silicosis, asbestosis, and/or CWP.
98.6[degrees] F to form large invasive spherules." (5) Coccidioidomycosis is also called "Valley Fever." (5) "Untreated disseminated coccidiodomycosis is usually fatal ...
Coccidiodomycosis: a descriptive survey of a reemerging disease: clinical characteristics and current controversies.