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Chirurgia 2010 April;23(2):45-8

Copyright © 2010 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Paracoccidioidomycosis affecting female patient: case report and literature review

Marinho S. A. 1, Verli F. D. 1, Cherubini K. 2, Yurgel L. S. 2, Zancanaro De Figueiredo M. A. 2san_mar2000@yahoo.com.br

1 Laboratory of Pathology, Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Vales UFVJM, Diamantina, Brazil; 2 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, Brazil


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Paracoccidioidomycosis is a inflammatory disease caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, which is a fungus with endemic features in southern Brazil. The authors reviewed the literature about the disease, considering aetiology, clinical features, diagnostic tools and treatment. An unusual presentation in a female patient with pulmonary, dermatological and oral lesions is presented.

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