Coccidioidomycosis in African Americans.

  title={Coccidioidomycosis in African Americans.},
  author={Barbara E Ruddy and Anita P. Mayer and Marcia Gene Ko and Helene R Labonte and Jill A Borovansky and Erika S. Boroff and Janis E. Blair},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={86 1},
Coccidioidomycosis is caused by Coccidioides species, a fungus endemic to the desert regions of the southwestern United States, and is of particular concern for African Americans. We performed a PubMed search of the English-language medical literature on coccidioidomycosis in African Americans and summarized the pertinent literature. Search terms were… CONTINUE READING