Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Heading


ID#:15713
Description:This male patient from the country of Brazil presented with a fungal infection of the face affecting his right eye, upper lip, nares, and tongue. The infection, known as paracoccidioidomycosis, which is also known as Lutz-Splendore-Almeida disease, or Brazilian blastomycosis, is caused by the fungal organism, Paracoccidioides brasiliensis.
P. brasiliensis affects the victim in a systemic manner, involving the mucous membranes, lymphatics, skeletal and respiratory systems. Individuals who are immunocompromised, as is the case in those patients with AIDS, or undergoing chemotherapy, are most susceptible to acquiring this fungal disease.
High Resolution: Click here for hi-resolution image (18.35 MB)
Content Providers(s):CDC/ Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1965
Photo Credit:
Links:CDC - Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal; von Glehn F, Damasceno A, Miotto N, Naseri EP, Costalla LTL, Fran├ža MC Jr, et al. Carpal tunnel syndrome with paracoccidioidomycosis [letter]. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet]. 2012 Aug
Categories:
CDC Organization
Skip Navigation Links.

MeSH
Skip Navigation Links.
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.

TOP