Spontaneous Pneumothorax as an Atypical Presentation of Pulmonary Paracoccidioidomycosis: A Case Report with Emphasis on the Imaging Findings

@inproceedings{Pereira2010SpontaneousPA,
  title={Spontaneous Pneumothorax as an Atypical Presentation of Pulmonary Paracoccidioidomycosis: A Case Report with Emphasis on the Imaging Findings},
  author={Mariana Leite Pereira and Edson Marchiori and Gl{\'a}ucia Zanetti and Guilherme Abdalla and Nina Ventura and Carolina Pesce Lamas Constantino and Viviane Brand{\~a}o and Pedro Martins and Rodrigo Canellas and Antonio Muccillo and Romulo Varella de Oliveira},
  booktitle={Case reports in medicine},
  year={2010}
}
We describe the case of a 45-year-old male with pulmonary paracoccidioidomycosis and spontaneous pneumothorax. The patient presented to the hospital with sudden and intense chest pain accompanied by dyspnea and had a six-month history of dry cough, weight loss, and progressive dyspnea on exertion. Chest X-ray showed a small right pneumothorax, bilateral nonhomogeneous opacities, and emphysematous areas in the lung base. Chest computed tomography showed consolidation in both lungs, with… CONTINUE READING