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Related to coccidioidomycosis: paracoccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, Coccidioides immitis
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.]
(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]
coc•cid•i•oi•do•my•co•sis(kɒkˌsɪd iˌɔɪ doʊ maɪˈkoʊ sɪs)
a respiratory infection, often with a skin rash, caused by inhaling spores of Coccidi oides fungi, common in semiarid regions.Also called desert fever .