Acute paracoccidioidomycosis with duodenal and cutaneous involvement and obstructive jaundice

Fred Bernardes Filho, Isabela Sgarbi, Flávia da Silva Domingos Santos, Rafael Cruz Rios Sampaio, Rodolfo Mendes Queiroz, Sílvia Nunes Szente Fonseca, Roderick James Hay, Loan Towersey

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    Abstract

    Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is the most widespread endemic mycosis in LatinAmerica. If PCM is not diagnosed and treated early and adequately, the endemic fungal infection could result in serious sequelae. We report a case of PCM with duodenal and cutaneous involvement simulating cholangitis that was initially misdiagnosed as a lymphoproliferative disease. Clinicians should consider acute paracoccidioidomycosis in the differential diagnosis of jaundice and/or signs/symptoms of cholangitis developing in young patients from paracoccidioidomycosis endemic regions.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
    Early online date12 Jan 2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Jan 2018

    Keywords

    • Paracoccidioidomycosis
    • Paracoccidioides
    • Cholangitis

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