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Pleural Effusion an Unusual Feature of Paracoccidioidomycosis: Report of Two New Cases with a Systematic Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  23420377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is an endemic disease restricted geographically to Latin America. Brazil accounts for about 80 % of the reported cases, and lungs are most frequently affected. A suggestive radiograph of PCM may only be seen late in the course of the disease. At the beginning, it mimics tuberculosis. On the other hand, pleural effusion on rare occasions has been reported in PCM. For this reason, we report two cases with such uncommon manifestation. Our first patient presented pleural effusion probably caused by PCM (a previously unreported cause of lung mass accompanied by effusion); the second with proved pleural effusion due to PCM. A systematic review of the literature was done.
Cecília Bittencourt Severo; Aline Gehlen Dall Bello; Flávio de Mattos Oliveira; Luciana Silva Guazzelli; Rogério Tregnago; Marlene Haas; Bruno Hochhegger; Luiz Carlos Severo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycopathologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycopathologia     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505689     Medline TA:  Mycopathologia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Mycology Laboratory, Hospital Santa Rita, Irmandade Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre (ISCMPA), Annes Dias, 285, 90020-090, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
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