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.