Updated: 2/25/2019

[Blocked from Release] Sporothrix schenckii

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Overview
  • Dimorphic fungus
    • lives on vegetation
  • Causes
    • sporotrichosis (shown)
    • local pustule or ulcer
      • with nodules along draining lymphatics (ascending lymphangitis)
    • little systemic illness
  • Transmission
    • traumatically introduced into the skin
      • typically by a thorn ("rose gardener's disease")
  • Diagnosis
    • cigar-shaped budding yeast visible in pus
  • Treatment
    • itraconazole or potassium iodide
 

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