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Paracoccidioidomycosis 

Paracoccidioidomycosis

Chapter:
Paracoccidioidomycosis
Author(s):

M.A. Shikanai-Yasuda

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070704_update_005

Update:

Epidemiology – epidemic levels of disease in the north region of Brazil

Treatment – comparison of itraconazole with sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim

Updated on 30 Jul 2015. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 23 August 2017

Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic mycosis caused by dimorphic fungus of the complex Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, which is found in soil and in a variety of animals, and transmitted to humans by inhalation. It is restricted geographically to Central and South America, where it is the commonest endemic chronic human mycosis, acquired in rural and periurban areas, equally distributed among prepubescent boys and girls, but more frequent in men than women (10:1)....

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