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Title: Coccidioidomycosis in armadillo hunters from the state of Ceara, Brazil
Authors: Brillhante, Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira
Moreira Filho, Renato Evando
Rocha, Marcos Fábio Gadelha
Castelo-Branco, Debora de Souza Collares Maia
Fechine, Maria Auxiliadora Bezerra
Lima, Rita Amanda Chaves de
Picanco, Yuri Vieira Cunha
Cordeiro, Rossana de Aguiar
Camargo, Zoilo Pires de [UNIFESP]
Queiroz, Jose Ajax Nogueira
Araujo, Roberto Wagner Bezerra de
Mesquita, Jaco Ricarte Lima de
Sidrim, Jose Julio Costa
Univ Fed Ceara
Hosp Sao Jose Doencas Infecciosas
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: pneumonia
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2012
Publisher: Fundaco Oswaldo Cruz
Citation: Memorias Do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio De Janeiro, Rj: Fundaco Oswaldo Cruz, v. 107, n. 6, p. 813-815, 2012.
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.
ISSN: 0074-0276
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