Subacute or chronic fungal infection due to Sporothrix schenckii
Most frequent; least severe deep mycosis
Typically presents as pustules or papules that progress to form a subcutaneous...
Typical exposure: minor cutaneous trauma handling plant material
Zoonotic transmission (animal to human) follows animal scratches or bites from cats, armadillos, rodents, horses, marin...
Local heat helps cutaneous/lymphocutaneous lesions. Apply 42–43°C daily for weeks; 72% cure rate (2)[B]
Keep cutaneous lesions clean.
Repeated drainage of infected joints
Ensure compliance with long-term therapy (continue potassium iodide 1 to 2 months after lesions heal).
Monitor hepatic enzymes periodically in pa...
Arenas R, Sánchez-Cardenas CD, Ramirez-Hobak L, et al. Sporotrichosis: from KOH to molecular biology. J Fungi (Basel). 2018;4(2):E62. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
Aung AK, Te...
B42.9 Sporotrichosis, unspecified
B42.1 Lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis
B42.7 Disseminated sporotrichosis
B42.89 Other forms of sporotrichosis
B42.82 Sporotrichosis arthritis
B42.0 Pulmonary spor...
Consider cutaneous/lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis in individuals with a history of contact with soil who present with characteristic cutaneous lesions.
Disseminated sporotrichosis may d...
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