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A rare mycosis characterized by an acute form mostly occurring in children and young adults presenting with fever weight loss lymph node enlargement hepatosplenomegaly and bone marrow dysfunction versus a chronic form which usually involves the lungs and mucosae of the upper respiratory tract skin lymph nodes and adrenal glands but may affect any part of the body. The most common sequelae are chronic respiratory insufficiency and Addison’s disease. The infectious agent Paracoccidioides brasiliensis is a fungus limited to Latin America.

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