Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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CALDEIRA, Alessandra Cristiana de Barros Figueiredo et al. Small vessel vasculitis as first manifestation of paracoccidioidomycosis: case report. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.6, pp. 1208-1212. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000600026.
Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic disease caused by inhalation of conidia of Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, a dimorphic fungus that initially affects the airway, spreading by lymphatic and hematogenous routes to various organs and systems, and that can be fatal if the diagnosis and treatment are not correct. The authors describe a patient who presents small vessel vasculitis as an initial manifestation of the disease, which is an atypical clinical form with a single description in the literature.
Keywords : Blood vessels; Paracoccidioidomycosis; Purpura; Vasculitis.