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coccidioidomycosis

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An infectious respiratory disease of humans and other animals caused by inhaling the fungus Coccidioides immitis. It is characterized by fever and various respiratory symptoms. Also called valley fever.

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  • n. An infectious respiratory disease caused by inhalation of the fungus Coccidioides immitis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a disease of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules

Etymologies

New Latin Coccidioīdēs, genus name (from Coccidium, former genus name; see coccidium + -oīdēs from Greek -oeidēs, -oid) + mycosis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • There are three kinds of fungi in the U.S. that cause pneumonia: coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, and cryptococcus.

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  • Report giving operational guidelines that will lower the risk of coccidioidomycosis

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  • Skin testing for histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis.

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  • Use of Cimzia, Enbrel Humira and Remicade may put patients at risk for deadly fungal infections such as histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, and coccidioidomycosis (San Joaquin Valley Fever). disease that seeks out the patient's lungs as primary target for its workings, has been known since 1905 as Darling's disease.

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  • While this may appear like a jaunt into the world of fungi, it may actually drug manufacturers that produce Cimzia, Enbrel Humira and Remicade to warn consumers that use of these drugs will weaken the immune system and heighten the susceptibility of fungal infections, including histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, and coccidioidomycosis (San Joaquin Valley Fever). treatment of Crohn's disease, plaque psoriasis, and also arthritis.

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