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Abstract

NOGUEIRA, Lisiane Machado Contente et al. AIDS-associated paracoccidioidomycosis in a patient with a CD4+ T-cell count of 4 cells/mm3. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.4, suppl.1, pp. 129-132. ISSN 0365-0596.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000700034.

We describe a case of a patient presenting with HIV and paracoccidioidomycosis co-infection. At the time of diagnosis total CD4+ T-cell count was 4 cells/mm3. Histopathology revealed tuberculoid granulomas, scarce CD4+ T cells, a moderate number of CD8+ cells and the absence of Foxp3+ cells. Most of the cutaneous lesions healed after two weeks of treatment with amphotericin B. After 14 months the patient is still under antiretroviral therapy and no clinical evidence of recurrence of the mycosis has been observed

Keywords : AIDS-related opportunistic infections; HIV; Paracoccidioidomycosis.

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