PARACOCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS IN A RENAL TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT

Heliana Freitas de Oliveira GÓES Sandra Maria Barbosa DURÃES Caren dos Santos LIMA Mariana Boechat de SOUZA Enoi Aparecida Guedes VILAR Marcos Olivier DALSTON About the authors

Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is the most common endemic mycosis in Latin America. The etiological agents, which comprise two species, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and P. lutzii, are thermodimorphic fungi that usually affect previously healthy adults. They primarily involve the lungs and then disseminate to other organs. Such mycosis is rare in organ transplant recipients; there have been only three cases reported in literature, until now. We report a case of PCM in a renal transplant recipient with an unusual dermatological presentation.

Paracoccidioidomycosis; Paracoccidioides; Kidney transplantation; Immunosuppression


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