Thursday, May 18, 2017

Coccidioidomycosis mnemonic

Coccidioidomycosis is caused by Coccidioides immitis!

Mnemonic is: COCCID!

C- CAP like symptoms (Cough, chest pain, fever, chills)
O - O looks like a spherule (filled with endospores!)
C - Conazoles is treatment
C - California, Arizona and southwest US (endemic in these areas)
D - Desert humps, desert rheumatism, desert valley fever

*CAP - Community acquired pneumonia

That's all!

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