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Description:This image from 1965 depicted a right anterior-oblique view of a Sao Paulo, Brazilian man’s face that displayed the severely-destructive cutaneous pathologic changes seen there, due of the mycotic infection, paracoccidioidomycosis. Also known as "Brazilian blastomycosis", this disease is caused by the fungus, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis.
Though many cases prove to be asymptomatic, usually symptoms involve ulcerations of the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth, nose and pharynx, as well as the lungs, which manifest as bilateral nodular infiltrates. Though rarely isolated from the environment, P. brasiliensis is thought to make its home in soil, and transmitted to humans through the airborne conidia.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Martins Castro, San Paulo, Brazil; Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1965
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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