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9th Edition of International Conference on Dentistry
and Oral Health

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain
ICDO 2019

Patricia Fernandes Avila Ribeiro

Patricia Fernandes Avila Ribeiro, Speaker at Dentistry Conferences
Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Brazil
Title: Early diagnosis of Paracoccidiodomycosis from oral lesion


Paracoccidioides brasiliensis infection is a clinical occurrence that has drawn attention to the health services in their specialties by having increased the number of cases in recent times. Among the listed specialties is dentistry, where some findings of the case are presented in this paper. A 56-year-old woman, smoker, visited the dental health service of a town located in the South of Brazil, without exposure to any factor that can conduce to the development of the disease. The present study describes the occurrence that was elucidated with the use of the histopathological examination as a diagnostic tool for fungal infection in patients immunosuppressed or not.  The case has presented by a main lesion, painless ulcer in the gingiva between the lower incisors, the furrow fund, with a duration of 15 days. After the diagnosis of Paracoccidiodomycosis, patient was referred to an infectious physician who, through imaging exams, detected outbreaks of the infection in the lungs. The patient started the treatment and is being kept in control. As conclusion we can affirm that the early diagnosis of this disease is essential to conduce to appropriate therapy, which will contributes to avoid serious sequelae or even death, when used in conjunction with other professionals, applying the science of interdisciplinarity, it is possible to enhance diagnostic tools, guaranteeing a better use of the treatment possibilities, accelerating the healing process and consequently giving the patient the functionality of the affected tissues and quality of life.


Mrs. Patricia graduated in dentistry at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, 1999. Specialized in dental radiology, at Associação Brasileira de Ensino Odontológico, São Paulo Brazil, 2005; Improvement course in computed tomography of cone bean at FUNDECTO, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2006; Master's Degree in Oral Pathology and improvement course in stomatology at Faculdade de Odontologia São Leopoldo Mandic, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, 2015. Doctor student in dental radiology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Since 2012, teaches Oral Diagnosis and Oral Pathology at Universidade do Extermo Sul Catarinense, Criciúma, Santa Catarina, Brazil.