Open Forum Infect Dis 2021 Mar 16;8(3):ofaa624. Epub 2020 Dec 16.
Laboratory of Medical Investigation Units 53 and 56, Division of Clinical Dermatology, Clinics Hospital, and Laboratory of Medical Mycology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, School of Medicine University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Different classifications of paracoccidioidomycosis emerged since its discovery in 1908, culminating in the proposition of a simplified and consensual one in 1987. However, by revisiting these classifications, case reports, or case series from which the authors based their own, we found many patients who did not fit in either the 1987 classification or in the correspondent natural history/pathogenesis view. In this report, the concepts of paracoccidioidomycosis infection, primary pulmonary paracoccidioidomycosis (PP-PCM), and other subclinical forms of PCM are reassessed. Read More