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Epidemiology of coccidioidomycosis.
- D. Pappagianis
- Geography, Medicine
- Current topics in medical mycology
Coccidioides immitis naturally occurs in the soil and air of certain areas of the New World. These are generally arid to semiarid areas that have relatively modest rainfall, mild winters, and… Expand
Coccidioides Niches and Habitat Parameters in the Southwestern United States
- F. Fisher, M. Bultman, S. Johnson, D. Pappagianis, Erik Zaborsky
- Environmental Science, Medicine
- Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
- 1 September 2007
Abstract: To determine habitat attributes and processes suitable for the growth of Coccidioides, soils were collected from sites in Arizona, California, and Utah where Coccidioides is known to have… Expand
Serology of coccidioidomycosis.
Serologic tests have assisted in the diagnosis and prognosis of coccidioidomycosis for a half-century. The causative agent, Coccidioides immitis, is a dimorphic fungus existing in a hyphal form with… Expand
Coccidioidomycosis during Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: A Review of 77 Patients
Through a retrospective review, we identified 77 previously unreported cases of coccidioidomycosis during HIV infection. Patients were classified into 1 of 6 categories based on their primary… Expand
Tempest from Tehachapi takes toll or Coccidioides conveyed aloft and afar.
New cases of acute primary coccidioidomycosis in large numbers resulted from a windstorm that blew through Kern County, California, on December 20, 1977. In most of these cases clinically apparent… Expand
A coccidioidomycosis outbreak following the Northridge, Calif, earthquake.
OBJECTIVE To describe a coccidioidomycosis outbreak in Ventura County following the January 1994 earthquake, centered in Northridge, Calif, and to identify factors that increased the risk for… Expand
Evaluation of nikkomycins X and Z in murine models of coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, and blastomycosis.
- R. Hector, B. Zimmer, D. Pappagianis
- Biology, Medicine
- Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
- 1 April 1990
Nikkomycins X and Z, competitive inhibitors of fungal chitin synthase, were evaluated as therapeutic agents in vitro and in mouse models of coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, and blastomycosis. In… Expand
Evaluation of the protective efficacy of the killed Coccidioides immitis spherule vaccine in humans. The Valley Fever Vaccine Study Group.
- D. Pappagianis
- The American review of respiratory disease
- 1 September 1993
A vaccine consisting of formaldehyde-killed spherules of Coccidioides immitis, previously shown to provide protection against development of lethal coccidioidomycosis in laboratory animals, was… Expand
Significance of T cells in resistance to experimental murine coccidioidomycosis.
The resistance of mice to coccidioidomycosis was found to be dependent on lymphoid cells. Thus, spleen cells from mice immunized with killed spherules of Coccidioides immitis, when transferred to… Expand
Serologic studies in coccidioidomycosis.
- D. Pappagianis
- Seminars in respiratory infections
- 1 December 2001
Serologic tests are valuable in the management of patients with suspected or confirmed coccidioidomycosis. Qualitative tests (immunodiffusion, enzyme immunoassay, or latex particle agglutination)… Expand