FORREST M. WILLETT; ALVIN WEISS
War, and its attendant concentration of men in desert areas for training purposes, causes pulmonary coccidioidomycosis to assume increased importance. This influx of troops to sparsely settled regions carries with it an obligation for medical authorities to determine whether the infection is endemic in areas where military operations are in progress or contemplated. This seems obvious, in order that the disease may be readily recognized and proper treatment instituted from the onset, thus minimizing complications and loss of manpower.
Coccidioidomycosis may be briefly defined as an infection of the animal organism with the chlamydospores of the fungus Coccidioides immitis. By
WILLETT FM, WEISS A. COCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: REPORT OF A NEW ENDEMIC AREA WITH A REVIEW OF 100 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1945;23:349–375. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-3-349
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