Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
versão impressa ISSN 0036-4665
DIOGENES, M. J. N. et al. Hypersensitivity to histoplasmin and paracoccidioidin in people living in Pereiro, Ceará, Brazil. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 1990, vol.32, n.2, pp. 116-120. ISSN 0036-4665. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46651990000200009.
Intradermal tests using histoplasmin and paracoccidioidin antigens were performed in 138 persons from Pereiro, Ceará, Brazil. The results were positive in 61.5% and 32.5% with histoplasmin and paracoccidioidin antigens respectively. These results suggest infection by H. capsulatum and P. brasiliensis in the people living in the studied area. New studies are necessary to detect histoplasmosis and paracoccidioidomycosis as clinical diseases in that region.
Palavras-chave : Histoplasmose; Paracoccidioidomicose; Epidemiologia; Histoplasmina; Paracoccidioidina.