Sporotrichosis

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Sporotrichosis

Sporotrichosis is an infection caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii. The fungus is present around the world in soil, plants, and decaying vegetation and can enter the skin through small cuts or punctures from thorns, barbs, pine needles, or inhalation which can cause pulmonary infection. Skin infection is the most common form of infection and usually occurs after handling contaminated plant material. Sporotrichosis cannot be spread from person to person. Symptoms include a small painless bump resembling an insect bite, which can appear any time from 1 to 12 weeks after exposure to the fungus. The nodule can be red, pink, or purple in color, usually appearing on the finger, hand, or arm where the fungus entered the skin. Later on, the bump will become larger in size and look like an open sore or ulcer that is very slow to heal. Additional bumps may appear near the original nodule. While most infections involve only the skin, the infection can spread to other parts of the body, including the bones, joints, and the central nervous system.

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The terms "Sporotrichosis" returned 120 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Auricular sporotrichosis. Atypical case report simulating bacterial cellulitis].
 

Author(s): Juan Ochoa-Reyes, Ernesto Ramos-Martínez, Rogelio Treviño-Rangel, Gloria M González, Alexandro Bonifaz

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. ;35(1):83-87.

 

Sporotrichosis is the most common subcutaneous or implantation mycosis in Mexico. The case of a preauricular cutaneous-fixed sporotrichosis simulating atypical bacterial cellulitis is reported in an elderly patient with no history of trauma. The biopsy showed a suppurative granuloma ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis in patient with alcoholism.
 

Author(s): Ana Maria Benvegnú, Juliana Stramari, Lia Natália Diehl Dallazem, Raíssa Massaia Londero Chemello, André Avelino Costa Beber

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;50(6):871-873.

 

Sporotrichosis is the most prevalent subcutaneous mycosis and is characterized by a subacute or chronic development of a cutaneous or subcutaneous nodular lesion. It is caused by the dimorphic fungus Sporothrix spp, which may manifest in different clinical forms. The disseminated ...

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Sporotrichosis: an update on epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, laboratory and clinical therapeutics.
 

Author(s): Rosane Orofino-Costa, Priscila Marques de Macedo, Anderson Messias Rodrigues, Andréa Reis Bernardes-Engemann

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;92(5):606-620.

 

In the late 90's there was a change in both the route of transmission and the people at risk for sporotrichosis. This zoonotic cat-man alternative transmission route elicited changes in strategies to control the epidemic. There was a progressive increase in the number of cases involving ...

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The terms "Sporotrichosis" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Current Status of Feline Sporotrichosis in Malaysia.
 

Author(s): Han Hock Siew

Journal: Med Mycol J. 2017 ;58(3):E107-E113.

 

Feline sporotrichosis has been reported in Malaysia since the 1990's. Since then, studies have revealed that clinical clade D, Sporothrix schenckii sensu stricto, of a single clonal strain is the most common cause of this disease in Malaysia. The prevalence of a single clonal strain ...

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Zoonotic Epidemic of Sporotrichosis: Cat to Human Transmission.
 

Author(s): Isabella Dib Ferreira Gremião, Luisa Helena Monteiro Miranda, Erica Guerino Reis, Anderson Messias Rodrigues, Sandro Antonio Pereira

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Sporotrichosis: The Story of an Endemic Region in Peru over 28 Years (1985 to 2012).
 

Author(s): Max Carlos Ramírez Soto

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Abancay province is a long-standing geographical focus of sporotrichosis in the south central highlands of Peru. Therefore, we examined the features of 36 newly identified cases of sporotrichosis from two hospital centers in Abancay province. We also performed a literature review ...

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