Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 20, issue 3, P645-662 2006 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2006.07.002 View full text
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Carol A. Kauffman

Abstract: The endemic mycoses are diverse group of fungi that share several characteristics. They are able to cause disease in healthy hosts, they each occupy a specific ecologic niche in the environment, and they exhibit temperature dimorphism, existing as molds in the environment at temperature of 25 degrees C to 30 degrees C, and as yeasts, or spherules in the case of coccidioidomycosis, at body temperatures. This article discusses histoplasmosis and blastomycosis. Sporotrichosis, which differs in that it is usually …

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