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Descriptor English: Coccidioidomycosis
Descriptor Spanish: Coccidioidomicosis
Descriptor coccidioidomicosis
Scope note: Infección producida por un hongo del género COCCIDIOIDES, endémico en el SUROESTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS. A veces se denomina fiebre del valle, que no hay que confundir con la FIEBRE DEL VALLE DE RIFT. La infección es causada por inhalación de partículas fúngicas ambientales, conocidas como artroconidias, una forma de ESPORAS FÚNGICAS. La forma primaria es una infección respiratoria aguda, benigna, autolimitada. La forma secundaria es una enfermedad granulomatosa grave, crónica y progresiva, con afectación sistémica. (Puede detectarse con el empleo de COCCIDIOIDINA.
Descriptor Portuguese: Coccidioidomicose
Descriptor French: Coccidioïdomycose
Entry term(s): Coccidioides immitis Infection
Coccidioides immitis Infections
Coccidioidomycoses
Infection, Coccidioides immitis
Infections, Coccidioides immitis
San Joaquin Valley Fever
Valley Fever
Valley Fevers
Tree number(s): C01.150.703.203
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003047
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.
Annotation: fungus disease caused by COCCIDIOIDES, not COCCIDIA
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS ID: 3076
Unique ID: D003047
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Coccidioidomycosis - Preferred
Concept UI M0004676
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.
Preferred term Coccidioidomycosis
Entry term(s) Coccidioides immitis Infection
Coccidioides immitis Infections
Coccidioidomycoses
Infection, Coccidioides immitis
Infections, Coccidioides immitis
San Joaquin Valley Fever
Valley Fever
Valley Fevers



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