Summary of Coccidioidomycosis and paracoccidioidomycosis
Coccidioides is a genus of dimorphic ascomycetes in the family Onygenaceae. Infected patients present with an acute respiratory illness characterized by fever, cough, and pleuritic pain. Skin manifestations, such as erythema nodosum, are also common. Coccidioides infection can cause a severe and difficult to-treat meningitis in AIDS and other immunocompromised patients.