Fungal Disease Coccidioidomycosis

The aim of this study is to present on Fungal Disease Coccidioidomycosis. Coccidioidomycosis is an infection of the lungs caused by inhaling spores of the fungus Coccidioides immitis. It is a fungus found in the soil of dry, low rainfall areas. Like the other true-pathogenic, systemic human fungal diseases histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis, Coccidioidomycosis starts out as a lung disease caused by inhalation of the conidia. The diagnosis depends on the stage of infection. Skin biopsy is a common test for this disease.