Coccidioidal meningitis

0032161

Normal Case/Contol

GWAS of 0032161

Sibling Case/Control

No sibling GWAS available 0032161

Statistics

Case Control
155 460039

Phenotype Definition

A type of fungal meningitis caused by dissemination of coccidioides to basilar meninges. [PMID:27927853]

Phenotype Comment

Coccidioides species are soil-dwelling fungi that are the causative pathogen of coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley fever. Infection occurs from inhalation of fungal spores that become airborne from soil in endemic regions. Sixty percent of infections are asymptomatic. The rate of dissemination from primary infection to extrapulomonary sites is higher in immune-compromised individuals. A common site of dissemination is to the basilar meninges, resulting in coccidioidal meningitis.


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Associated Diseases

ID Name Top Correlation
ICD: G039 Meningitis, unspecified 9/20