SPOROTRICHOSIS, FIXED CUTANEOUS

See also Sporotrichosis.

Sporothrix schenckii is a saprophyte of the soil and certain organic materials. Gardeners, farmers and animal handlers may be infected, usually through trauma-induced cutaneous inoculation. Occasionally, the initially site of infection remains the only one, leading to the term fixed cutaneous sporotrichosis. It seems to occur in patients with partial resistance.

Clinical

Fixed cutaneous sporotrichosis may present as a slowly growing crusted verrucous nodule.

Treatment

Consultation with infectious disease specialist is in order. Itraconazole has been used with success.

References

Dermatology Online Journal 15 (8) 5


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