Juvenile paracoccidioidomycosis in urban area: report of two cases

Rodrigo da Costa Carneiro, Bianca Grassi de Miranda, Carlos Camilo Neto, Marina K Tsukumo, Cibele LC Fonseca, João Silva de Mendonça
2010 Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases  
We present two cases of juvenile form of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), a systemic mycosis frequently found in rural areas, whose prognosis is poor in children and young adults. They are a 14-year-old boy and a 25-year-old woman, both residents in an urban area in São Paulo -Brazil, without any history of travelling to an endemic area. They have been admitted to the hospital due to fever, weight loss and lymphadenopathy. The diagnosis was confirmed by serologic and histopathologic study.
more » ... have recovered after therapy with oral itraconazole and were discharged from hospital, maintaining outpatient visits. In this article, the authors discuss the unusual presentation of PCM in an urban area.
doi:10.1590/s1413-86702010000100015 pmid:20428659 fatcat:rljzv6aq45gkxpvspxosi5y74a