Chronic Paracoccidioidomycosis with adrenal involvement mimicking tuberculosis - A case report from Austria

Gernot Wagner, Deddo Moertl, Axel Eckhardt, Ulrich Sagel, Friedrich Wrba, Karl Dam, Birgit Willinger

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Abstract

Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic fungal infection caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and endemic in certain areas of Central and South America. We report a case of a 62-year-old-man with a complex history of tuberculosis and imaging findings of a cerebral lesion and bilateral adrenal enlargement. Biopsy of adrenal gland revealed Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. This case highlights the importance of travel history for diagnosis of paracoccidioidomycosis in non-endemic areas and emphasizes the clinical and histopathological similarities with tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Bilateral adrenal enlargement
  • Endemic systemic mycosis
  • Paracoccidioides brasiliensis
  • Paracoccidioidomycosis
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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