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Volume 20, Number 2, June 2008

Chronic Paracoccidioidomycosis in Japan

Lumi Thais Sunada, Yoshinori Jinbu, Yuka Terauchi, Junichi Hayasaka, Hiroto Itoh, Mikio Kusama
Department of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, Japan

We describe the case of a 36-year-old Argentinean man who developed chronic paracoccidioidomycosis, with oral and cutaneous lesions, 13 years after last living in South America. The patient had lived in Argentina until 1991 before relocating to Japan.

Key words: Japan, Paracoccidioides, Paracoccidioidomycosis

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008;20:89-93.
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