Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_116»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_116»
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·What parts does it include?
·What is an abstract?
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paracoccidioidomycosis with a fatal outcome: a case report
Paracoccidioidomycosis is a
systemic mycosis in Latin America that can affect various organs. Few case
reports of paracoccidioidomycosis affecting the prostate are found in the
We present the case of a
79-year-old Caucasian man with a six-month history of irritative symptoms of
the prostate (urgency, frequency and nocturia) and difficulty initiating
urination that progressed to urinary retention and the use of a urinary
catheter. The anatomopathological analysis of the transurethral resection of
the prostate revealed chronic granulomatous prostatitis of fungal etiology
(paracoccidioidomycosis) with extensive necrosis. The patient began treatment
with itraconazole at a dose of 100mg/day for six months. Radiography of the
thorax revealed bilaterally diffuse nodular reticular interstitial lesions. The
patient progressed to respiratory failure and was sent to the intensive care
unit, but suffered a cardiopulmonary arrest and was pronounced dead.
Due to the high incidence of
paracoccidioidomycosis in countries like Brazil, urologists should suspect
blastomycosis in all patients with symptoms of lower urinary obstruction with
chronic abacterial prostatitis. Considering that paracoccidioidomycosis has the
potential to affect various organs, following diagnosis, the treatment must be
initiated as soon as possible.
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