paracoccidioidomycosis


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Related to paracoccidioidomycosis: histoplasmosis

paracoccidioidomycosis

 [par″ah-kok-sid″e-oi″do-mi-ko´sis]
an often fatal, chronic granulomatous disease caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis; it is endemic in Brazil and also occurs elsewhere in South and Central America and in arid regions of the southwestern United States. Infection primarily involves the lungs, but spreads to the skin, mucous membranes, lymph nodes, and internal organs. Amphotericin B is the specific drug used for treatment. Called also South American blastomycosis.

par·a·coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·sis

(par'ă-kok-sid'ē-oy'dō-mī-kō'sis),
A chronic mycosis characterized by primary pulmonary lesions with dissemination to many visceral organs, conspicuous ulcerative granulomas of the buccal and nasal mucosa with extensions to the skin, and generalized lymphangitis; caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis.

par·a·coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·sis

(par'ă-kok-sid'ē-oy'dō-mī-kō'sis)
A chronic fungal disease characterized by primary pulmonary lesions with dissemination to many visceral organs, conspicuous ulcerative granulomas of the buccal and nasal mucosa with extensions to the skin, and generalized lymphangitis; caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis.
Synonym(s): Almeida disease, Lutz-Splendore-Almeida disease, paracoccidioidal granuloma, South American blastomycosis.

Almeida,

Floriano Paulo de, Brazilian physician, 1898–.
Almeida disease - a chronic mycosis caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. Synonym(s): paracoccidioidomycosis
Lutz-Splendore-Almeida disease - see under Lutz

Lutz,

Alfredo, Brazilian physician, 1855-1940.
Lutz-Splendore-Almeida disease - a chronic mycosis caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. Synonym(s): paracoccidioidomycosis

par·a·coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·sis

(par'ă-kok-sid'ē-oy'dō-mī-kō'sis)
Chronic mycosis characterized by primary pulmonary lesions with dissemination to many visceral organs, conspicuous ulcerative granulomas of buccal and nasal mucosa with extensions to skin, and generalized lymphangitis; caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis.
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Paracoccidioidomycosis was first described in Brazil in 1908 by Adolfo Lutz.
Benard, "Incubation period and early natural history events of the acute form of paracoccidioidomycosis: lessons from patients with a single Paracoccidioides spp.
Blastomycosis and paracoccidioidomycosis were ruled out by typical history, characteristic histology and absence of any systemic illness in our patient.
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Between the most commonly endemic mycoses described are paracoccidioidomycosis and histoplasmosis; both are difficult to diagnose, because of limiting factors as isolation conditions and sensitivity and specificity of microscopic examination of fluids and tissues which does not lead to immediate diagnosis, hindering successful subsequent treatments [27].