primary coccidioidomycosis

primary coccidioidomycosis
an acute, benign, self-limited respiratory infection due to inhalation of spores of Coccidioides immitis, seen primarily in the southwestern United States, northwestern Mexico, and parts of Central and South America. It varies in severity from a condition resembling a common cold to symptoms like those of influenza, sometimes with pneumonia, cavitation, high fever, and occasionally erythema nodosum (bumps). Called also desert or valley fever, San Joaquin or San Joaquin Valley fever, and desert rheumatism.

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