Intestinal Paracoccidioidomycosis: Case report and literature review

Felipe Giron, Marco Vanegas, Lina M. Rodriguez, Valentina Hernandez-Santamaria, Carlos Eduardo Rey Chaves, Jairo Ortega

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Introduction and importance: Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a systemic fungal infection, primarily affecting the respiratory tract. Extra pulmonary presentation is rare, representing less than 1% of cases (about 1 in every 200 cases). Case presentation: We present a case of a 73-year-old male with acute surgical abdomen secondary to Intestinal Paracoccidioidomycosis requiring intestinal resection and postoperative antifungal therapy. Conclusion: Intestinal Paracoccidioidomycosis represents a rare pathology with challenging diagnostic approach due to its frequency and nonspecific clinical manifestations. Extra pulmonary presentation is rare, but it should be considered in endemic regions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106801
Pages (from-to)106801
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
StatePublished - Feb 2022


  • Case report
  • General surgery
  • Intestinal Paracoccidioidomycosis


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