Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii.

Coccidioidomycosis refers to disease caused by either of the above species. Infection may be a self-limited primary infection (often called Valley Fever after the San Joaquin Valley in central California) or pneumonia.  Subsequently other progressive forms of coccidioidomycosis occur including:

  • Meningitis
  • Disseminated disease to the skin, lymph nodes, bone, or any other body site
  • Nodule in the lung
  • Chronic cavitary pulmonary coccidioidomycosis

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