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J Bras Pneumol. 2013 May-Jun;39(3):368-72. doi: 10.1590/S1806-37132013000300015.

Lung cysts in chronic paracoccidioidomycosis.

[Article in English, Portuguese]

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University of São Paulo School of Medicine, Hospital das Clínicas, Heart Institute, Department of Pulmonology, São Paulo, Brazil. nathan.andre@gmail.com

Abstract

On HRCT scans, lung cysts are characterized by rounded areas of low attenuation in the lung parenchyma and a well-defined interface with the normal adjacent lung. The most common cystic lung diseases are lymphangioleiomyomatosis, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, and lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia. In a retrospective analysis of the HRCT findings in 50 patients diagnosed with chronic paracoccidioidomycosis, we found lung cysts in 5 cases (10%), indicating that patients with paracoccidioidomycosis can present with lung cysts on HRCT scans. Therefore, paracoccidioidomycosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of cystic lung diseases.

PMID:
23857700
PMCID:
PMC4075841
DOI:
10.1590/S1806-37132013000300015
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