Archives of Head and Neck Surgery
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Archives of Head and Neck Surgery
Case Report Lip and oral cavity tumors

Oral paracoccidioidomycosis affecting the buccal mucosa

João Vitor Rocha Silva, John Lennon Silva Cunha, Amanda Feitoza da Silva, Allan Ulisses de Carvalho Melo, Ricardo Luiz Cavalcanti de Albuquerque-Júnior

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Abstract

Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a disease caused by the fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, common in Brazil and in some other areas of Latin America. We report a case of a 50-year-old male patient, farm worker, smoker, presenting with asymptomatic ulcerated lesion with moriform appearance in the left buccal mucosa. The patient underwent incisional biopsy and diagnosed with PCM. He was referred to the infectologist for treatment of the lesion. Although PCM primarily affects the lungs, it is often diagnosed through oral manifestations. Thus, dentists play a fundamental role in the identification of these lesions and referral for appropriate treatment.

Keywords

diagnosis, oral; oral manifestations; paracoccidioidomycosis.

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