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Paracoccidioides brasiliensis

Wednesday 18 January 2006

Definition: Paracoccidioides brasiliensis is the agent of cause of paracoccidioidomycosis (South American Blastomycosis or Brazilian Blastomycosis).

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- infection by Paracoccidioides brasiliansis

- Tom Volk case

Paracoccidioides brasiliensis is a facultative intracellular dimorphic fungus that causes paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), the most important deep mycosis in Latin America.

Only a small percentage of individuals infected by P. brasiliensis develop clinical PCM, possibly in part because of genetically determined interindividual variability of host immunity.

Pathology

- paracoccidioidomycosis
- Paracoccidioides brasiliensis disseminated disease

  • beta1 subunit of the interleukin (IL)-12/IL-23 receptor (16028144)

See also

- dimorphic fungi

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