What is a coccidioidomycosis?

What is a coccidioidomycosis? Here are some definitions.

  1. (medicine) An infectious respiratory disease caused by inhalation of the fungus Coccidioides immitis.
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Persons with coccidioidomycosis may present with cough, fever, and night sweats.
The scientific term for the disease is coccidioidomycosis, most commonly known as valley fever.
Other fungal infections to consider include cryptococcosis, blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis and sporotrichosis.
Although a histoplasmin test is a good screening test, it often cross-reacts in patients with coccidioidomycosis.
Coccidioides spp. are the etiological agents of the human respiratory disease known as coccidioidomycosis or San Joaquin Valley fever.
Invasive fungal infections, including histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, candidiasis, aspergillosis, blastomycosis, and pneumocystosis.

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