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Subcutaneous mycoses and systemic mycoses in dermatology: clinical and epidemiological evaluation

Grant number: 18/22840-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2019
Effective date (End): February 29, 2020
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine
Principal Investigator:Cinara de Cássia Brandão de Mattos
Grantee:Bárbara Bombonato
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP). Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Econômico (São Paulo - Estado). São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil

Abstract

A significant part of the world's population is susceptible to fungal infections that cause subcutaneous and systemic mycoses, especially those living in tropical areas, young people who work in contact with nature or immunosuppressed. Research in these areas is scarce. Brazil emerges as one of the countries most affected by these diseases due to its geographic, economic and public health characteristics. We aimed to know the epidemiological and clinical aspects of the patients attended at the Base Hospital of the Medical School of São José do Rio Preto with sporotrichosis, cryptococcosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis and chromoblastomycosis. We sought to know more about the risk factors that predispose our population to these infections, the effectiveness of the clinical hypotheses, the cost-effectiveness of the diagnostic methods, the effectiveness of the treatments used, the clinical outcomes on a case-by-case basis, and open paths to specific research lines in this topic.