Paula Periquito Cosenza, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Paula Periquito Cosenza

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paracoccidioidomycosis(South American Blastomycosis, Brazilian Blastomycosis, Lutz-Splendore-Almeida disease, Mucocutaneous-lymphangitic paracoccidioidomycosis)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Paracoccidioidomycosis is a tropical infectious disease that can have an acute, subacute, or a chronic evolution. The diagnosis of paracoccidioidomycosis it not easily made. The large variety of clinical manifestations is a consequence of complex interactions between the host, the fungal agent, and the environment. What you should be…

Dengue (Dengue Fever, Breakbone Fever)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Dengue is a disease caused by a virus of the Flavivirus genus and is transmitted by an arthropod. The prevalence is increasing worldwide. Characteristic findings on physical examination Classically, patients will complain of sudden onset of fever lasting 2-5 days, severe headache, intense myalgia, arthralgia, and retro-orbital pain. Careful…

Protothecosis

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Prototechosis is a rare infectious disease that can be primary cutaneous, subcutaneous, articular (olecranon bursitis) or systemic. Usually protothecosis is not suspected clinically. What you should be alert for in the history The history of trauma, surgery, orthopedic procedures, insect bites, or penetration of the agent through skin injury…

Majocchi’s Granuloma (Granuloma trichophyticum)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Majocchi’s granuloma is a rare clinical variant of tinea corporis. Tinea corporis is a dermatophyte infection of the skin and is generally restricted to the stratum corneum. Majocchi’s granuloma is a follicular and perifollicular dermatophyte infection of the deep dermis, and may be found in immunocompetent and immunocompromised people.…

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