Cadernos de Saúde Pública
versão impressa ISSN 0102-311X
BITTENCOURT, Jeanine Izabel Margraf; OLIVEIRA, Rosely Magalhães de e COUTINHO, Ziadir Francisco. Paracoccidioidomycosis mortality in the State of Paraná, Brazil, 1980/1998. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.6, pp. 1856-1864. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2005000600035.
The paracoccidioidomycosis mortality rate in the State of Paraná, Brazil (1980/1998) was analyzed using the death registry data from the Brazilian Mortality Information System and the estimated population from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. To qualify the deaths, we deployed ICD-9 for 1980/1995 and ICD-10 for the more recent years. During this period there were 551 deaths from paracoccidioidomycosis in the State of Paraná. Most of the deaths were in male in the 30-59-year age group. The average annual mortality rate was 3.48 per million inhabitants, showing a tendency to stabilize during the study period. Paracoccidioidomycosis was the fifth cause of mortality among the predominantly chronic infectious diseases and had the highest mortality rate among the systemic mycoses. Paracoccidioidomycosis was observed in 184 counties in the State of Paraná. Most deaths were recorded in the North-Central meso-region, and the highest mortality rate occurred in the West meso-region.
Palavras-chave : Paracoccidioidomycosis; Mortality; Mycosis.