Coccidioidomycosis and paracoccidioidomycosis

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.

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Histologically, coccidioides can be seen under a microscope using a stain.

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A 28-year-old man presents to the emergency room with new-onset dyspnea. He reports having had several sexual partners over the past decade, using barrier protection only sparingly during this time. His CD4 count was found to be 120/mm3. He recently emigrated from Uruguay to New York City three months ago and reports no additional travel. Physical examination shows hepatomegaly along with lymphadenopathy and the presence of several purple papules scattered across his face. Bronchial lavage reveals round yeast with multiple buds. Which of the following is the most likely causative agent?

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