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Paracoccidioidomycosis

Medical Mycology

Systemic Mycoses Due to Dimorphic Fungi

  1. Gil Benard Medical Researcher1,
  2. Marcello Franco MD PhD Chairman2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0155

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Benard, G. and Franco, M. 2010. Paracoccidioidomycosis. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Medical School of the University of São Paulo, Laboratory of Dermatology and Immunodeficiencies, São Paulo, Brazil

  2. 2

    Federal University of São Paulo, Paulista School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, São Paulo, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Etiologic Agent
  • 2
    Host Responses
  • 3
    Laboratory Diagnosis

Keywords:

  • Paracoccidioidomycosis-deep mycosis manifested as overt disease;
  • etiologic agent of Paracoccidioidomycosis, P. brasiliensis, dimorphic fungus in its asexual state (anamorph);
  • ornithine decarboxylase (ODC);
  • mycosis, limited to continental Latin America till 1987;
  • Paracoccidioidomycosis infection;
  • ‘opportunistic’ form;
  • agar gel immunodiffusion (ID), complement fixation (CF) and counterimmunoelectrophoresis (CIE) tests;
  • pathognomic pilot-wheel yeast form of P. brasiliensis in Grocott methenamine silver stain