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sporotrichosis



sporotrichosis Causes


Treatment of sporotrichosis is based on the gravity and location of the disease. Treatment options may include: antifungal drugs like Itraconazole and fluconazole, and Amphotericin B; saturated potassium iodide solution. In rare cases when lungs and bones may be affected, surgery may be considered as the best treatment option.


sporotrichosis Definition


Sporotrichosis is a fungal disease affecting the skin but there are rare forms wherein the lungs, joints, bones and even the brain are affected. It is also referred to as rose-thorns or rose-gardener's disease because of the incidence that rose can spread the disease. SYMPTOMS Sporotrichosis progresses slowly and initial symptoms may present one to twelve weeks, usually at the average of three weeks after first fungal exposure. Symptoms may include the following • Appearance of small painless skin bump, which may appear in the finger, hand or arm • Boil-like lesions • Firm skin nodules which can be ulcerative or suppurative • Open sores • Skin ulcerations located along lymph nodes


sporotrichosis Symptoms and Signs


Sporotrichosis is caused by infection of the fungus Sporothrix schecnkii, which are naturally found in soil, hay, plants, and sphagnum moss. The fungus usually enters through open wounds.


sporotrichosis Treatment


Sporotrichosis is very difficult to diagnose. Confirming diagnosis includes fungus culture from the skin, synovial fluid, cerebrospinal fluid and sputum.


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