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Revista argentina de radiología

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CORTI, Marcelo et al. Chronic disseminated infection with multiple cerebralabscesses caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. Rev. argent. radiol. [online]. 2010, vol.74, n.3, pp.255-258. ISSN 1852-9992.

Paracoccidioidomycosis is an endemic systemic disease in subtropical areas of Central and South America caused by a dimorphic fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. Central nervous system involvement is a rare complication of the chronic disseminated disease that can affect the brain, cerebellum, brainstem and the spinal cord. The most frequent clinical form of neuroparacoccidiodomycosis is the cerebral abscess; with less frequency, the disease presents as a diffuse chronic meningoencephalitis. Here we present a patient with diagnosis of disseminated paracoccidioidomycosis and multiple cerebral lesions compatible with abscesses. Stereotactic biopsy followed by the microbiological and histopathological examination of the smears showed the characteristic yeast cells that confirmed the diagnosis of neuroparacoccidioidomycosis.

Keywords : Paracoccidiodomycosi; Brain abscesses; Paracoccidioides brasiliensis.

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