Modern aspects of coccidioidomycosis laboratory diagnosis
Murugova A.A., Polovets N.V., Lipnitsky A.V., Surkova R.S.
Federal Government Health Institution źVolgograd Plague control Researsh Institute╗ of Federal Service for Surveillance in the Sphere of Consumers Rights Protection and Human Welfare, Volgograd
Coccidioidomycosis is a disease caused by fungi Coccidioides spp. Clinical manifestations range from asymptomatic to severe disseminated forms. The disease is endemic to the southwestern United States and many countries of Central and South America. The lack of specific symptoms and X-ray picture makes impossible to diagnosis without laboratory confirmation. Our review is about the modern features of coccidioidomycosis laboratory diagnostics.