Comparative aspects of coccidioidomycosis in animals and humans.

@article{Shubitz2007ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative aspects of coccidioidomycosis in animals and humans.},
  author={Lisa F Shubitz},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={1111},
  pages={395-403}
}
  • Lisa F Shubitz
  • Published 2007 in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Coccidioides spp. appear capable of infecting all mammals and at least some reptiles. Development of disease as a result of infection is species-dependent. Dogs seem to have a susceptibility similar to that of humans, with subclinical infections, mild-to-severe primary pulmonary disease, and disseminated disease. Whereas central nervous system disease in humans is typically meningitis, brain disease in dogs and cats takes the form of granulomatous parenchymal masses. Osteomyelitis is the most… CONTINUE READING