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Research Article

First Description of a Cluster of Acute/Subacute Paracoccidioidomycosis Cases and Its Association with a Climatic Anomaly

  • Ligia Vizeu Barrozo equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ligia Vizeu Barrozo, Gil Benard

    lija@usp.br

    Affiliation: Department of Geography, School of Phylosophy, Literature and Human Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo State, Brazil

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  • Gil Benard equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ligia Vizeu Barrozo, Gil Benard

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Medical Investigation in Dermatology and Immunodeficiencies (LIM-56), Clinics Hospital of the Medical School, and Laboratory of Medical Mycology (LIM-53), Tropical Medicine Institute, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo State, Brazil

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  • Maria Elisa Siqueira Silva,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography, School of Phylosophy, Literature and Human Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo State, Brazil

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  • Eduardo Bagagli,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Biosciences of Botucatu, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil

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  • Silvio Alencar Marques,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology and Radiotherapy, Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil

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  • Rinaldo Poncio Mendes

    Affiliation: Department of Tropical Diseases, Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil

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  • Published: March 30, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000643

About the Authors

Ligia Vizeu Barrozo, Maria Elisa Siqueira Silva
Department of Geography, School of Phylosophy, Literature and Human Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo State, Brazil
Gil Benard
Laboratory of Medical Investigation in Dermatology and Immunodeficiencies (LIM-56), Clinics Hospital of the Medical School, and Laboratory of Medical Mycology (LIM-53), Tropical Medicine Institute, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo State, Brazil
Eduardo Bagagli
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Biosciences of Botucatu, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil
Silvio Alencar Marques
Department of Dermatology and Radiotherapy, Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil
Rinaldo Poncio Mendes
Department of Tropical Diseases, Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo State University, Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: lija@usp.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LVB GB. Performed the experiments: LVB. Analyzed the data: LVB GB MESS EB SAM RPM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MESS SAM RPM. Wrote the paper: LVB GB MESS EB SAM RPM.