Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Print version ISSN 0037-8682
On-line version ISSN 1678-9849
COLARES, Soraya Malafaia; MARCANTONIO, Silvana; ZAMBONATO, Simone and SEVERO, Luiz Carlos. Acute/subacute disseminated paracoccidioidomycosis. First case in Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 1998, vol.31, n.6, pp.563-567. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86821998000600010.
The first autochthonous case of acute/subacute disseminated paracoccidioidomycosis observed in a child in Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) is reported. The disease started with widespread superficial lymphadenopathy six months before the patient was admitted to the hospital. The diagnosis was made through a cervical lymph node biopsy. The spectrum of the clinical forms of the mycosis observed in this State is commented upon.
Keywords : Paracoccidioidomycosis; Systemic mycosis in children; Rio Grande do Sul.