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The thermally dimorphic fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis (Pb) is the causative agent of paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), one of the most frequent systemic mycosis that affects the rural population in Latin America. PCM is characterized by a chronic inflammatory granulomatous reaction, which is consequence of a Th1-mediated adaptive immune response. In the(More)
Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a chronic granulomatous disease caused by the thermally dimorphic fungus Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. T helper 1 (Th1)-mediated immunity is primarily responsible for acquired resistance during P. brasiliensis infection. On the contrary, the susceptibility is associated with occurrence of type-2 immunity (Th2), which is(More)
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