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GERVINI, Roberto Lopes et al. Ocular paracoccidioidomycosis: report of two cases and review of literature. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2004, vol.79, n.1, pp.69-78. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962004000100008.
Paracoccidioidomycosis is an endemic disease in Brazil that commonly affects multiple organs, although ocular involvement is rare. The ocular form of this disease affects predominantly the eyelids and conjunctiva, highlighting the importance for dermatologists to consider this disease in the differential diagnosis for lesions within the orbital area. Even with localized forms of the disease, a complete systemic examination should be done bearing in mind that the exclusive ocular form of paracoccidioidomycosis can frequently hide a multi-systemic disease. We describe two cases of the ocular form of paracoccidioidomycosis with a revision of 55 cases described in the literature.
Keywords : conjunctiva; eyelid diseases; epidemiology; paracoccidioidomycosis.