Coccidioidomycosis in armadillo hunters from the state of Ceara, Brazil

Coccidioidomycosis in armadillo hunters from the state of Ceara, Brazil

Author Brillhante, Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira Google Scholar
Moreira Filho, Renato Evando Google Scholar
Rocha, Marcos Fábio Gadelha Google Scholar
Castelo-Branco, Debora de Souza Collares Maia Google Scholar
Fechine, Maria Auxiliadora Bezerra Google Scholar
Lima, Rita Amanda Chaves de Google Scholar
Picanco, Yuri Vieira Cunha Google Scholar
Cordeiro, Rossana de Aguiar Google Scholar
Camargo, Zoilo Pires de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Queiroz, Jose Ajax Nogueira Google Scholar
Araujo, Roberto Wagner Bezerra de Google Scholar
Mesquita, Jaco Ricarte Lima de Google Scholar
Sidrim, Jose Julio Costa Google Scholar
Institution Univ Fed Ceara
Hosp Sao Jose Doencas Infecciosas
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Coccidioidomycosis is a systemic mycosis with a variable clinical presentation. Misdiagnosis of coccidioidomycosis as bacterial pneumopathy leads to inappropriate prescription of antibiotics and delayed diagnosis. This report describes an outbreak among armadillo hunters in northeastern Brazil in which an initial diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia was later confirmed as coccidioidomycosis caused by Coccidioides posadasii. Thus, this mycosis should be considered as an alternative diagnosis in patients reporting symptoms of pneumonia, even if these symptoms are only presented for a short period, who are from areas considered endemic for this disease.
Keywords pneumonia
coccidioidomycosis
micro-epidemic
diagnosis
Language English
Sponsor Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
PROTAX
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
PNPD
Grant number CNPq: 307952/2008-8
PROTAX: 562296/2010-7
PNPD: 2103/2009
Date 2012-09-01
Published in Memorias Do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio De Janeiro, Rj: Fundaco Oswaldo Cruz, v. 107, n. 6, p. 813-815, 2012.
ISSN 0074-0276 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Fundaco Oswaldo Cruz
Extent 813-815
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02762012000600017
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000308943900017
SciELO ID S0074-02762012000600017 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/44893

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