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Criteria for Apparent Cure in a Patient Treated for Paracoccidioidomycosis (South American Blastomycosis)

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Because the fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis can remain dormant for long periods of time, declaring that a patient with paracoccidioidomycosis has been cured by therapy is difficult. A patient may need to be followed for many years before a cure can be declared with absolute confidence.

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