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A scoping study of pulmonary paracoccidioidomycosis: severity classification based on radiographic and tomographic evaluation

Sergio Marrone Ribeiro1, Thiago Franchi Nunes2, Ricardo de Souza Cavalcante1, Anamaria Mello Miranda Paniago2,3, Beatriz Aparecida Soares Pereira1, Rinaldo Poncio Mendes1 [ + show more ]

J Venom Anim Toxins incl Trop Dis, 2022, 28:e20220053
Received: 12 August 2022 | Accepted: 26 October 2022 | Published online: 25 November 2022


The lungs have great importance in patients with paracoccidioidomycosis since they are the portal of entry for the infecting fungi, the site of quiescent foci, and one of the most frequently affected organs. Although they have been the subject of many studies with different approaches, the severity classification of the pulmonary involvement, using imaging procedures, has not been carried out yet. This study aimed to classify the active and the residual pulmonary damage using radiographic and tomographic evaluations, according to the area involved and types of lesions.


Keywords: Paracoccidioidomycosis; Paracoccidioides sp; Severity classification; Radiographic evaluation.

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