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 JBM  Vol.5 No.10 , October 2017
Ulcerated Lesion in Buccal Mucosa in a Patient with Paracoccidioidomycosis—Case Report
Abstract: Paracoccidioidomycosis is the most prevalent systemic mycosis in Latin America. It is a fungal infection caused by the dimorphic fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. This microorganism can penetrate the human body through direct contact and can cause intense lymphadenopathy, ulcerated lesions in the oral cavity and in the skin among other alterations. In this study, we report a case of paracoccidioidomycosis with unusual clinical presentation, as it manifested in the female sex and although it did not present any relevant complaints of respiratory focus, it presented a single ulcerated lesion in the buccal mucosa. A biopsy of the lesion and a mycological examination revealed Paracoccidioidesbrasiliensis infection.
Cite this paper: Vaz, G. , de Melo Pino, L. , Costa, A. , El Somailli, I. , Fernandes, J. , Martins, E. , Goldemberg, D. , da Silva Camacho, A. , Cirqueira, R. and da Costa, D. (2017) Ulcerated Lesion in Buccal Mucosa in a Patient with Paracoccidioidomycosis—Case Report. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 5, 44-50. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2017.510005.
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