Distribution of peripheral blood monocyte subsets. A. Dot plots showing the gate strategies used to identify the monocyte subsets (from CD45+CD14+) of healthy individuals and untreated patients. B. Distribution of the total peripheral blood monocytes and their subsets in healthy individuals (CG, n =16), patients with PCM (PCM-p) before antifungal treatment (NTG, n =9) and PCM-p with apparent cure (ACG, n =12). Values are expressed as the mean ± standard deviation (cell counts of total peripheral leukocytes - CD45+ cells) and comparisons were performed by ANOVA with Tukey's post-test. Different letters indicate significant differences among the groups (p ≤0.05).