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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Race And Paracoccidioidomycosis [raça E Paracoccidioidomicose]
Author: Quagliato Jr. R.
De Capitani E.M.
Rezende S.D.M.
Zambon L.
Balthazar A.B.
Bertuzzo C.S.
Abstract: Objective: To study racial incidence in chronic adult lung paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM). Methods: 54 patients with PCM were classified according to the colour of the skin as white or non-white, and percentages were compared with information from the official census of 2000 (São Paulo), and with data from our hospital out-patients average racial distribution. Afterwards, patients were reclassified according to their family antecedents. Results: The index of white people among PCM patients, classified only by the colour of skin was 75,9%, rather similar to the indexes from the official census (70,4%), and from hospital out-patient register data (80,7%). After reclassification by family antecedents, the frequency showed to be 53,7%. Conclusions: Our results point out to the difficulty in trying to establish race as a worthily epidemiological variable, when correlating risk factors with occurrence patterns of infectious disease, in a country where miscegenation is the rule. In this context, definition of race only by the color of skin can have a reasonable degree of inaccuracy. © Copyright Moreira Jr. Editora.
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2009
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