Fungal Infections

  • Author: William G. Powderly, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 6/18/19 (What's New)

Summary

  • C immitis is a fungus found in soil in desert areas of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico and in Central and South America[Woods 2000]
    • Sporadic coccidioidomycosis cases are seen in nonendemic areas
  • C immitis infections are usually observed in patients with CD4+ cell counts < 250 cells/mm3[Ampel 2005]

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