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Investigation of an outbreak of endemic coccidioidomycosis in Brazil's northeastern state of Piauí with a review of the occurrence and distribution of Coccidioides immitis in three other Brazilian states.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11220226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An outbreak of coccidioidomycosis is described that involved three individuals and eight of their dogs, who had engaged in a successful hunt for nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) in the environs of Oeiras, a community in Brazil's north eastern state of Piauí. Diagnosis was based on clinical, serological and cultural findings. Four of 24 soil samples collected in and around the burrow of an armadillo yielded cultures of Coccidioides immitis, thus establishing the endemicity of that mould in the state of Piauí. A literature review revealed that C. immitis, aside from that state, is endemic in three other Brazilian states--Bahia, Ceará and Maranhão. These four contiguous states have semi-arid regions where climatic conditions and their flora are similar to those that exist in C. immitis's endemic regions in North, Central and South America.
Authors:
B Wanke; M Lazera; P C Monteiro; F C Lima; M J Leal; P L Ferreira Filho; L Kaufman; R W Pinner; L Ajello
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycopathologia     Volume:  148     ISSN:  0301-486X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycopathologia     Publication Date:  1999 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-12     Completed Date:  2001-04-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505689     Medline TA:  Mycopathologia     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-67     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. wanke@dcc00 I ci ct.fiocruz.br
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Animals
Antibodies, Fungal / blood
Armadillos / microbiology
Brazil / epidemiology
Child
Coccidioides / isolation & purification*
Coccidioidomycosis / epidemiology*,  microbiology*
Disease Outbreaks*
Dog Diseases / microbiology
Dogs
Endemic Diseases
Humans
Lung Diseases, Fungal / epidemiology,  microbiology
Male
Mice
Soil Microbiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Fungal

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