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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Psoas Abscesses Caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis in an Adolescent
Author: Neves, MT
Livani, B
Belangero, WD
Tresoldi, AT
Pereira, RM
Abstract: In order to describe the case of an adolescent who developed psoas abscesses caused by Paracoccidiodes brasiliensis. A 12-year-old boy was admitted with a history of daily fever and global lymph nodes enlargement. He had been treated in the last 6 years, with irregular use of the drugs, for an acute form of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM). He presented a tenderness fluctuating polyadenopathy in all cervical, submandibular, supraclavicular, axillary, and inguinal chains; several lymph nodes were up to 4 cm in diameter, hardened and coalescent. After 1 month of unsuccessful therapy with SMX-TMP, the patient presented a pain in the right groin and difficulty to walk. CT scan showed a global retroperitoneal lymph nodes enlargement, some with central necrosis and two bigger collections adjacent to both psoas muscles. A surgical drainage of the collections was performed for several times. The patient received a total of 1.9 g of Amphotericin B. After 1 month of the last surgical procedure, CT scan showed only a residual collection, and the patient was sent to ambulatory follow-up. We hypothesed that the retroperitoneal lymph nodes became a coalescent mass that fistulized to the psoas compartment. The patient presented a febrile lymphoproliferative syndrome that is frequently seen in children with PCM. Although a polymorphic manifestation is observed in this disease, psoas abscess is a rare complication of PCM. The health professionals that take care of the patients with PCM must pay attention to the possibility of this one more complication.
Subject: Paracoccidioidomycosis
Psoas abscess
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis
Country: Holanda
Editor: Springer
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s11046-008-9152-x
Date Issue: 2009
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