What are the risk factors for developing coccidioidal meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Coccidioides immitis is a soil-based, dimorphic fungus that exists in mycelial and yeast (spherule) forms. Persons at risk for coccidioidal meningitis include individuals exposed to the endemic regions (eg, tourists and local populations) and those with immune deficiency (eg, persons with AIDS and organ transplant recipients).


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