Sporothrix schenckii

Janis E Blair

in Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases Board Review

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827626
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929641 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Sporothrix schenckii

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Sporothrix schenckii has a worldwide distribution. The majority of cases of sporotrichosis occur in North America, South America, and Japan. Environmental niches include sphagnum moss, decaying vegetation, soil, and hay. It is a dimorphic fungus that grows as a mold at 37 ° C. The organism causes cutaneous, subcutaneous, and lymphocutaneous infection. It is not associated with systemic symptoms. Diagnosis and treatment are also reviewed.

Chapter.  1075 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases

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