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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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MORAES, Mário A.P.; GOMES, Maria Iolanda  and  VIANNA, Leonora M. Souza. Pulmonary adiaspiromycosis: casual finding in a patient died of yellow fever. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2001, vol.34, n.1, pp.83-85. ISSN 0037-8682.

During an outbreak of yellow fever (rural form of the infection) ocurred recently in the State of Goiás, Brazil, a patient, with clinical manifestations suggestive of the infection, died in the University Hospital of Brasilia, DF, on the fifth day from admission. Postmortem examination revealed, microscopically, the characteristic alterations of the infection, and discovered in the lungs and hilar lymph nodes round microrganisms identified as adiaconidia of Emmonsia parva var. crescens.

Keywords : Pulmonary mycosis; Adiaspiromycosis; Emmonsia parva var crescens; Emmonsia crescens; Chrysosporium parvum var crescens.

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