• John H. S. Pettit
  • Lawrence Charles Parish


To avoid confusion with North American blastomycosis, it is better that this disease, which has in the past been called South American or Brazilian blastomycosis, should be known as paracoccidioidomycosis. The disease extends from Mexico to Chile, with its highest incidence in the state of Sao Paolo in Brazil. It has probably never been acquired naturally outside this area.


Pulmonary Tuberculosis Oral Lesion Squamous Cell Carci Intradermal Skin Test Cervical Adenitis 
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Selected Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John H. S. Pettit
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lawrence Charles Parish
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Tropical MedicineLiverpool School of Tropical MedicineLiverpoolEngland
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversiti KebangsaanKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyJefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Division of DermatologyUniversity of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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