Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases 2015
DOI: 10.1016/b978-1-4557-4801-3.00269-1
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Paracoccidioidomycosis

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“…venezuelensis (PS4) [ 5 ]. These species are not uniformly distributed in Latin America, and some are more prominent in determined regions than in others [ 2 , 4 , 6 13 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…venezuelensis (PS4) [ 5 ]. These species are not uniformly distributed in Latin America, and some are more prominent in determined regions than in others [ 2 , 4 , 6 13 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In the case of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), a systemic and endemic mycosis is restricted to Latin America and caused by dimorphic fungal pathogens belonging to the genus Paracoccidioides , approximately 60% of patients suffering the chronic form of the mycosis develop PF [ 5 ]. Apparently, this sequela is due to persistent fungal antigen stimulations and the subsequent activation of the immune system with alteration to its repair mechanisms [ 6 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…It is well accepted that the infection is acquired through inhalation of infectious particles (conidia) produced by the fungus mycelia form present in its as yet unknown natural habitat. 12 , 13 , 14 In this infectious disease, the fungus can remain restricted to the lungs, the primary focus of infection, or spread to other organs and tissues, resulting in diverse clinical manifestations.…”
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“…PCM shows a broad geographic distribution of cases from Mexico to Argentina; Brazil has the highest incidence but in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Argentina many cases of PCM have also been reported. 14 , 15 , 16 In Brazil areas where PCM is highly endemic, the estimated incidence ranges from 10 to 30 cases/million inhabitants and a mortality rate of 1.4 deaths/million inhabitants. 17 …”
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