, Volume 183, Issue 6, pp 987–993 | Cite as

Unusual Intestinal Involvement by Paracoccidioidomycosis Diagnosed After Oral Manifestation

  • Rodrigo Neves-Silva
  • Patrícia Maria Fernandes
  • Alan Roger Santos-Silva
  • Pablo Agustin Vargas
  • Ricardo de Souza Cavalcante
  • Marcio Ajudarte LopesEmail author
Original Paper


Paracoccidioidomycosis is a common deep fungus infection in South America, particularly in Brazil. It is acquired through inhalation and primary involvement of lungs. Subsequently, dissemination may occur and oral mucosa is frequently affected and actually, in most of the cases the diagnosis is established because of the oral lesions. Thus, the role of the dentist is fundamental to correct diagnosis. However, the involvement of intestine is rarely reported. The current case describes a 36-year-old man who presented abdominal pain and intestinal constipation, being suspected and then confirmed as paracoccidioidomycosis after already be diagnosed with this disease by a dentist through oral manifestations.


Paracoccidioidomycosis Oral cavity Intestine Diagnosis 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrigo Neves-Silva
    • 1
  • Patrícia Maria Fernandes
    • 1
  • Alan Roger Santos-Silva
    • 1
  • Pablo Agustin Vargas
    • 1
  • Ricardo de Souza Cavalcante
    • 2
  • Marcio Ajudarte Lopes
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Oral Diagnosis Department, Semiology and Oral Pathology Areas, Piracicaba Dental SchoolUniversity of Campinas (UNICAMP)PiracicabaBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Tropical Diseases, School of MedicineSão Paulo State University (UNESP)BotucatuBrazil
  3. 3.Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba, Departamento de Diagnóstico Oral – SemiologiaUNICAMPPiracicabaBrazil

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