desert rheumatism

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Noun1.desert rheumatism - 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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-- Coccidioidomycosis is also knows as California disease, San Joaquin Valley fever, and desert rheumatism. The infectious organism, Coccidioides immitis, grows in soil and vegetation, so the disease typically occurs in agricultural workers.