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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 140505, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/140505
Case Report

Chronic Diarrhea and Pancolitis Caused by Paracoccidioidomycosis: A Case Report

1Deparment of Gastroenterology, Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, Lima 31, Peru
2Deparment of Pathology, Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, Lima 32, Peru
3Deparment of Gastroenterology, Clinica Anglo-Americana, Lima 18, Peru

Received 12 April 2010; Accepted 22 June 2010

Academic Editor: Ramsey Cheung

Copyright © 2010 Eduar A. Bravo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

South American blastomycosis is a systemic micosis caused by infection with Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. The most frequently affected sites are the lower lip buccal mucous membrane, palate, tongue, sublingual region, lymph glands, and lungs. However, colonic involvement is not a common expression of Paracoccidioidomycosis. We report a case of chronic diarrhea and pancolitis caused by Paracoccidioidomycosis with fatal outcome.