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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: ORAL MANIFESTATIONS OF PARACOCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS (SOUTH-AMERICAN BLASTOMYCOSIS)
Author: DEALMEIDA, OP
JORGE, J
SCULLY, C
BOZZO, L
Abstract: Paracoccidioidomycosis (South American blastomycosis) is an uncommon, progressive systemic mycosis, potentially fatal if untreated. It is virtually restricted to persons spending time in Latin America. Reports of oral lesions are extremely rare in the English-language literature. Three adults with oral lesions as the first sign of paracoccidioidomycosis are described; this appears to be the largest series in the dental literature. The oral lesions had a characteristic appearance with a granular purpuric surface. The upper gingiva was a typical site, but lesions were also seen in the palate, tongue, and buccal mucosa. Two of the patients proved to have detectable pulmonary involvement. Long-term systemic ketoconazole therapy produced resolution of oral lesions in all cases.
Editor: Mosby-year Book Inc
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/0030-4220(91)90554-P
Date Issue: 1991
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