Olivia Van Meter


Paracoccidioidomycosis is a chronic disease that characteristically produces a primary pulmonary infection, often inapparent, and then disseminates to form ulcerative granulomata of the buccal, nasal and occasionally the gastrointestinal mucosa.


Oral itraconazole is generally considered the drug of choice, because it costs less than other azoles that are available in other areas.


Most cases seem to be in males 20-50 years old in rural areas.Found from Mexico to Argentina, paracoccidioidomycosis is the most commonly encountered mycosis of Latin America . Cases reported outside the endemic areas have a history of residence in the endemic areas. There are approximately ten million people in Brazil who are infected with the fungus.

What is does to you

Paracoccidioidomycosis is a chronic, granulomatous, and progressive disease that mainly attacks the lungs, mucosa of the mouth and nose, and neighboring teguments, with frequent spread to the lymph nodes, adrenal glands, and other viscera. In fact it seems as though there is not anywhere in your body that is safe from the fungi once it gains entry either through the lungs or through traumatic implantation