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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Synchronous Oral Paracoccidioidomycosis And Pulmonary Tuberculosis In An Immunocompetent Patient.
Author: Amorim Pellicioli, Ana Carolina
Neves-Silva, Rodrigo
Santos-Silva, Alan Roger
Vargas, Pablo Agustin
Lopes, Márcio Ajudarte
Abstract: Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) and tuberculosis (TB) are chronic granulomatous infectious diseases, in which the main form of contraction is through inhalation of the microorganism-Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Oral involvement of PCM is observed in up to 70 % of the cases and usually presents clinically as ulcerations with granular surface showing tiny hemorrhagic areas. Oral presentation of TB is rare with prevalence smaller than 0.5 % of all cases. Clinical presentation of oral TB mainly consists of single ulcers with irregular limits and necrotic base. A 70-year-old immunocompetent man presented simultaneously oral PCM and pulmonary TB. Medical history revealed a previous diagnosis of pulmonary TB; however, even under treatment for TB, the patient remained with oral lesions and intense pulmonary fibrosis. The physician requested P. brasiliensis serological analysis, which resulted positive. Although the combination of PCM and TB has been reported in the literature, it is still considered an uncommon condition and their diagnosis may represent a challenge to healthcare professionals because of the similarity between their clinical and radiological presentations.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s11046-015-9868-3
Date Issue: 2015
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