Paracoccidioidomycosis

Case contributed by Dr Thiago Andre Adame

Presentation

Previous treatment for Paracoccidioidomycosis with chest wall scar of prior biopsy.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male
CT

CT Chest

Multiple irregular nodules, some with internal cavitation, predominantly distributed throughout the posterior regions of upper and middle portions.

There is a focal area of ground-glass attenuation with surrounding crescent or ring shaped consolidation (reversed halo sign).

Architectural distortion and fibrosis in peripheral and posterior regions of lower lobes.

There is also centrolobular emphysema.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates the lung involvement in a confirmed case of paracoccidioidomycosis, which is a systemic fungal infection endemic in South America. 

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Case information

rID: 65304
Published: 3rd Jan 2019
Last edited: 4th Jan 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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