History of Coccidioidomycosis: “Dust to Dust”

  • Stanley C. Deresinski
Part of the Current Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CTID)


In the tumult following Pearl Harbor, tens of thousands of persons of Japanese ancestry in the United States were placed in camps throughout the country as part of the infamous World War II policy of “internment.” Among the locations used was one on the Gila River in the desert of southern Arizona. Since this area was known to be endemic for coccidioidomycosis, there was little surprise when many cases of the disease appeared among the unwilling residents of the camp.


Transfer Factor Mycosis Fungoides Methyl Violet Tuberculous Pleural Effusion Kern County 
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