Coccidioidomycosis

A fungal disease transmitted through inhalation of spores in the air.

Etiology:

caused by the breathing in spores of Coccidioides immitis, which are carried on windblown dust particles.

Manifestations:

  • flu-like symptoms
  • rashes
  • joint pains
  • lung infections – productive cough
  • skin infections – nodules
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