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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 104, No. 1, 2009, pp. 33-36
Bioline Code: oc09005
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 104, No. 1, 2009, pp. 33-36

 en Prostatic paracoccidioidomycosis: differential diagnosis of prostate cancer
Lopes, Daniel Lima; Araújo, Stanley de Almeida; Santos, João Paulo Lemos da Silveira; Lyon, Ana Claudia; Dantas, Diogo Vieira; Reis, Bernardo Sgarbi; de Góes, Alfredo Miranda & Pedroso, Ênio Roberto Pietra

Abstract

Symptomatic prostatic paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a very rare condition; however, it may express as a typical benign prostatic hyperplasia or a simulating prostatic adenocarcinoma. This case report presents PCM mimicking prostatic adenocarcinoma. The purpose of this paper is to call the general physician's attention to this important differential diagnosis.

Keywords
Paracoccidioides brasiliensis - paracoccidioidomycosis - prostatitis - prostate cancer

 
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