Sporotrichosis Topic Guide

Sporotrichosis Sporotrichosis: Sporotrichosis is an infection of the skin caused by a fungus, Sporothrix schenckii. Symptoms and signs include:
  • a painless bump on the skin,
  • the bump develops into an open sore,
  • development of mycetomas (spaces between skin and lymph nodes that discharge fungi pieces),
  • rarely, spreading to the bones, joints, lungs, or tissues surrounding the brain.
Treatment of sporotrichosis depends upon the site infected and the patient's overall health.

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