How is paracoccidioidomycosis treated?

Treatment. Paracoccidioidomycosis can be treated with antifungal medicines such as itraconazole and amphotericin B.

What disease does paracoccidioidomycosis cause?

Specialty Infectious disease
Symptoms Fever, sepsis, weight loss, large glands, large liver and spleen, mouth ulcers, skin lesions.
Types Mucocutaneous, lymphatic, multi-organ
Causes Paracoccidioides brasiliensis

How can paracoccidioidomycosis be prevented?

No vaccine against Paracoccidioides has been developed, although several peptide vaccines have been studied. No known control measures prevent paracoccidioidomycosis.

How is paracoccidioidomycosis diagnosed?

The diagnosis of paracoccidioidomycosis is usually made by examination of sputum or pus from infected individuals. If positive, microscopic examination will permit the identification of the responsible fungus, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis.

Is paracoccidioidomycosis the same as coccidioidomycosis?

Coccidioidomycosis refers to an infection caused by the dimorphic fungus Coccidioides spp, usually localized to the lungs. This disease is not to be confused with the similarly named paracoccidioidomycosis.

Is a true systemic fungal infection caused by Coccidioides immitis?

Fungi that can cause systemic infection in people with normal immune function as well as those who are immune-compromised, include: Histoplasma capsulatum (causing histoplasmosis) Coccidioides immitis (causing coccidioidomycosis)

Is paracoccidioidomycosis a disease?

Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a chronic infectious tropical disease caused by the fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. The initial infection usually occurs in the lungs, but may also spread to the skin, mucous membranes, and other parts of the body.