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Clinical features and genetic background of the sympatric species Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and Paracoccidioides americana.

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Summary of "Clinical features and genetic background of the sympatric species Paracoccidioides brasiliensis and Paracoccidioides americana."

The agents of paracoccidioidomycosis, historically identified as Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, are in fact different phylogenetic species. This study aims to evaluate associations between Paracoccidioides phylogenetic species and corresponding clinical data.

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Name: PLoS neglected tropical diseases
ISSN: 1935-2735
Pages: e0007309

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