Flashcards in Cocciddiomycosis Deck (11):
Coccidiomycosis is more commonly called what?
Coccidioides immitis is found where?
In dry alkaline arid soils of south west US (TX, NM, AZ, and CA)
How infectious is Coccidioidomycosis?
Highy; brething spores in dust
Coccidiomycosis is asymptomatic in what % of people?
Coccidiomycosis has what symptoms?
Advanced coccidiomycosis may include what
Who is at risk for Coccidioidomycosis?
Pregnant woman as well as some ethnic groups
What is the pathogenic yeast form that causes coccidiomycosis?
How does one get coccidiomycosis?
From inhalation of arthroconidia from the soil
Each spherule matures and generates what?
Large number of spores