para coccidioidomycosis

paracoccidioidomycosis

[par-uh-kok-sid-ee-oi-doh-mahy-koh-sis]
noun Pathology.
a chronic infection caused by the fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, occurring in Mexico and in Central and South America, characterized by mouth and throat ulcers, weight loss, and lesions on the skin, intestines, and genitals.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Paracoccidioid(es) a genus of fungi (see para-1, coccidia, -oid) + -o- + mycosis

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paracoccidioidomycosis par·a·coc·cid·i·oi·do·my·co·sis (pār'ə-kŏk-sĭd'ē-oi'dō-mī-kō'sĭs)
n.
A chronic mycosis caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, characterized by primary lesions of the lungs with dissemination to many internal organs, by conspicuous ulcerative granulomas of the mucous membranes of the cheeks and nose with extensions to the skin, and by generalized lymphangitis. Also called Almeida's disease, Lutz-Splendore-Almeida disease, paracoccidioidal granuloma, South American blastomycosis.

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