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Sporotrichosis (cont.)

Sporotrichosis Prognosis

Most people who have sporotrichosis only in their skin or lymph nodes make a full recovery with appropriate treatment. However, a few outcomes may range from good to poor if diagnosis and treatment is delayed. They are as follows:

  • Treating the infection may take several months or years, and scars may remain at the site of the original infection.
  • Infections involving the brain, lungs, joints, or other areas of the body are much more difficult to treat.
  • Surgical removal of part of an infected organ like the lung can be a serious complication of an infection.

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