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Title: Coccidioidomycosis: first cases reported in Pernambuco, Brazil
Authors: Araújo, Paulo Sergio Ramos de
Souza Junior, Valter Romão de
Padilha, Carlos Eduardo
Oliveira, Marta Iglis de
Arraes, Luciana Cardoso
Vieira, Roberto
Antunes, Ana
Lima Neto, Reginaldo Goncalves de
Marsden, Armando
Affilliation: Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Hospital das Clínicas. Serviço de Infectologia. Recife, PE, Brasil / Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Departamento de Medicina Tropical. Recife, PE, Brasil / Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Aggeu Magalhães. Recife, PE, Brasil.
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Departamento de Medicina Tropical. Recife, PE, Brasil.
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Hospital das Clínicas. Serviço de Infectologia. Recife, PE, Brasil.
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Hospital das Clínicas. Serviço de Infectologia. Recife, PE, Brasil.
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Hospital das Clínicas. Serviço de Infectologia. Recife, PE, Brasil.
Hospital Regional de Serra Talhada. PE, Brasil.
Secretaria Estadual de Saúde. Vigilância Epidemiológica. Recife, PE, Brasil.
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Departamento de Micologia. Recife, PE, Brasil.
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Departamento de Micologia. Recife, PE, Brasil.
Abstract: Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection caused by Coccidioides immitis or Coccidioides posadasii. These fungi are known to thrive in desert climate. Fungi produce infectious arthroconidia in soil, they are aerosolized in the air and when inhaled by humans, usually cause infections such as pneumonia. The first cases of coccidioidomycosis in Brazil were reported in 1978. Since then, there have been other reports mainly from desert regions of Northeastern Brazil. The present report describes three cases of coccidioidomycosis on male farmers from Serra Talhada county, Pernambuco State, who developed pneumonia and were subsequently diagnosed with pulmonary coccidioidomycosis. These three farmers were successfully treated with oral fluconazole. They reported having hunted armadillos in a rural and arid area of Pernambuco State. Armadillos are known to be carriers of Coccidioides. This is the first report of infection caused by Coccidioides in Pernambuco State, Brazil.
Keywords: Coccidioidomycosis
Pneumonia
Armadillos
Brazil
Coccidioides immitis
DeCS: Adulto
Envelhecido
Animais
Antifúngicos / uso terapêutico
Tatus / microbiologia
Coccidioidomicose / diagnóstico
Coccidioidomicose / quimioterapia
Coccidioidomicose / transmissão
Fluconazol / uso terapêutico
Humanos
Doenças Pulmonares Fúngicas / diagnóstico
Doenças Pulmonares Fúngicas / quimioterapia
Doenças Pulmonares Fúngicas / transmissão
Masculino
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: ARAÚJO, P. S. R. de et al. Coccidioidomycosis: First Cases Reported in Pernambuco, Brazil. Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, v. 60, p. 1-5, 14 nov. 2018.
DOI: 10.1590/S1678-9946201860075
ISSN: 1678-9946
Copyright: open access
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