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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
PORRO, Adriana Maria and ROTTA, Osmar. Cutaneous and pulmonary paracoccidioidomycosis in a patient with a malignant visceral tumor. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.6, pp.1220-1221. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000600029.
Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic mycosis caused by the fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis that is characterized by polymorphous clinical manifestations principally affecting the skin, mucous membranes, lungs, lymph nodes, adrenal glands and the central nervous system. Depending on the site of inoculation and the individual's immunological status, the disease may take various different forms, affecting the skin, lymph nodes, viscera or a combination of these. The present report describes a patient with extensive cutaneous and pulmonary paracoccidioidomycosis, with disseminated papules and pustules, fever and pulmonary symptoms, probably related to immunosuppression caused by a renal carcinoma.
Keywords : Carcinoma; Immunocompromised host; Kidney neoplasms; Paracoccidioidomycosis.