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Coccidioidomycosis in the U.S. Military: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17435116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coccidioidomycosis has had an impact on the military since the discovery of the causative agent, Coccidioides immitis, over a century ago. The first reports of Coccidioides outbreaks affecting U.S. military personnel were reported by Smith and others during World War II. Since that time, numerous outbreaks and sporadic cases have occurred, affecting both the health and readiness of our armed forces. This article summarizes the impact of Coccidioides sp. on our military troops with a review of the literature, a description of the experience at a tertiary referral hospital treating the disease, and a synopsis of incidence studies conducted at bases in the southwestern United States. The substantial effect that coccidioidomycosis has had on the military supports the development of both newer and more effective treatments as well as a Valley Fever vaccine for prevention of this disease.
Nancy F Crum-Cianflone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-04-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences     Volume:  1111     ISSN:  0077-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-18     Completed Date:  2007-11-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506858     Medline TA:  Ann N Y Acad Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinical Investigation Department (KCA), Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Drive, Ste. 5, San Diego, CA 92134-1005, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coccidioides / metabolism*
Coccidioidomycosis / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*,  microbiology,  prevention & control
Disease Outbreaks
Fungal Vaccines
Hospitals, Military
Military Medicine
Military Personnel
Public Health
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fungal Vaccines

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