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Over 20 years have passed since Fiese's monograph on coccidioidomycosis was published, and there is a need for an updated and comprehensive reference work. This brief, multiauthored text attempts to fulfill this need.
The delightful historical introduction is followed by a useful and well-illustrated discussion of the structural features and dimorphism of Coccidioides immitis. Strangely, there is included a review of fungal physiology and taxonomy, which is not directly related to the pathogen. Indeed, there is a noticeable absence of any detailed discussion of the physiology of C. immitis' or of the chemistry of its cell wall and antigens. The
Coccidioidomycosis. A Text.. Ann Intern Med. ;94:719–720. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-5-719_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(5):719-720.
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