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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
On-line version ISSN 1678-9849
ARAUJO, Marcelo Sivieri de; SOUSA, Suzana C.O.M. and CORREIA, Dalmo. Evaluation of cytopathologic exam for diagnosis of oral chronic paracoccidioidomycosis. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2003, vol.36, n.3, pp. 427-430. ISSN 1678-9849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822003000300020.
With the aim of evaluating exfoliative cytology for the diagnosis of paracoccidioidomycosis oral lesions, eight patients that presented the disease were studied. The presence of fungi was demonstrated in all these cases. It was concluded that the oral exfoliative cytology exam can be effectively used in the diagnosis of paracoccidioidomycosis and contribute to the therapeutic control of oral forms of this mycosis.
Keywords : Chronic paracoccidioidomycosis; Exfoliative cytology; Oral cavity; Silver impregnation.