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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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CHOQUE BARRERA, Maribel; SUAREZ BARRIENTOS, Eduardo Luis  and  CALDERON LOPEZ, María Elena. Paracoccidioidomicosis, apropos of a case. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2015, vol.38, n.1, pp.30-33. ISSN 1012-2966.

Paracoccidioidomycosis is a deep and systemic fungal infection common in tropical and subtropical areas of Latin America, whose etiologic agent is Paracoccidioides sp. It is a common disease of the adult population over 95% cases are secondary cases to the long latency period, so there are few reports in children. It present a clinical case of 14-year old male, who had attended multiple lymph nodes in all body, predominantly in the cervical region, associated with generalized mucocutaneous paleness and nonspecific abdominal pain. Antecedent to present a month ago coughing, fever and hyporexia . Presenting a favorable evolution Leukemia, lymphoma, pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis: the diffe-rential diagnosis was made. The diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy of histopathology node and direct examination. The patient was treated with itraconazole, presunting a favorable evolution.

Keywords : paracoccidioidomycosis; South American blastomycosis; blastom-ycosis brazilensis.

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