WILLIAM A. WINN, M.D.; GILBERT H. JOHNSON, M.D.
The occurrence of coccidioidal infection within the human body was first described1 50 years ago. For the next 45 years the disease was recognized in only its relatively fatal granulomatous form until Dickson in 19372 established the existence of a benign primary form of the infection. He also suggested the term, Coccidioidomycosis, which would apply to all types of infection produced by Coccidioides immitis. He further classified cases as due to primary coccidioidomycosis and to progressive (secondary) or granulomatous coccidioidomycosis. The basis for this distinction was the non-destructive type of reaction produced in the tissues by the first inhalation of
WINN WA, JOHNSON GH. PRIMARY COCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS: A ROENTGENOGRAPHIC STUDY OF 40 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;17:407–422. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-3-407
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(3):407-422.
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