Osteomyelitis by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis (south american blastomycosis): Cytologic diagnosis on fine-needle aspiration biopsy smears: A case report

Franco Fulciniti, Giancarlo Troncone, Flavio Fazioli, Antonio Vetrani, Pio Zeppa, Alfredo Manco, Lucio Palombini

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A case of osteomyelitis caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis primarily diagnosed by means of fine-needle aspiration biopsy is reported here in a 60-yr-old Italian patient who had lived in Venezuela for 40 yr. The cytologic and electron microscopic features of the exudate aspirated from a left femoral osteolytic area are described, and the differential diagnosis of this mycotic infection is discussed briefly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-446
Number of pages5
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1996



  • Fine-needle aspiration biopsy
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Systemic mycoses
  • Tumor-like lesions of bone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy

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