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Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases

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Abstract

BERNI, Aline Dayara de Mendonça; ELIAS JUNIOR, Erivaldo; ARAO FILHO, Adalberto  and  PANIAGO, Anamaria Mello Miranda. Protein-losing enteropathy in paracoccidioidomycosis identified by scintigraphy: report of three cases. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.5, pp. 540-543. ISSN 1413-8670.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702010000500020.

Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) or South American Blastomycosis is a systemic fungal infection caused by a dimorphic fungus, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. It represents the most important systemic mycosis in South America and with higher prevalence among male inhabitants of the rural area. PCM usually affects the lungs, and rarely the intestines. The authors report three cases of PCM, treated at the University Hospital of Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul whose scintigraphy with technetium-99 labeled human albumin revead intestinal protein loss

Keywords : radionuclide imaging; paracoccidioidomycosis; intestinal diseases; Technetium Tc99m aggregated albumin.

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