Cases reported "Sporotrichosis"

Filter by keywords:



Filtering documents. Please wait...

1/16. Cutaneous New World leishmaniasis-sporotrichosis coinfection: report of 3 cases.

    Three cases of coinfection with Leishmania and sporothrix spp in the same lesion are described. The patients had ulcers with erythematous borders and regional lymphadenopathy. The diagnosis of leishmaniasis was accomplished by direct visualization of the amastigotes or culture of the promastigotes, or both. The diagnosis of sporotrichosis was proved in two cases by culture of sporothrix schenckii and by the histopathologic features in one case. All patients had a positive sporotrichin test. Two patients responded successfully to oral potassium iodide. One patient received oral itraconazole 100 mg/day because of intolerance to iodides and was cured. To our knowledge coinfection with Leishmania and sporothrix spp has not been reported. The use of empirical treatments for leishmaniasis such as poultices or puncturing of the lesion with thorns or woods splinters might introduce sporothrix and explain the coinfection.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = leishmaniasis
(Clic here for more details about this article)

2/16. Zoonotic sporothricosis transmitted by cats in Rio de Janeiro, brazil. A case report.

    Sporotricosis is a ubiquitous mycosis characterized by nodular lesions of the cutaneous or subcutaneous tissues and adjacent lymphatics that usually suppurate and ulcerate. Secondary spread to the articular surface and bone or dissemination to the central nervous system, genitourinary tract or lungs is also possible. All forms of sporothricosis are caused by a single species, sporothrix schenkii. In the great majority of cases the fungus gains entrance into the body through trauma to the skin with some kind of plant materials such as thorns or splinters. Zoonotic transmission is also possible and several animals are implicated. This kind of transmission is most frequently a professional hazard of people dealing with animals but in some parts of the world, including Rio de Janeiro city and metropolitan region, an increase in transmission by pet cats has been noted. In these cases the infection may be observed in the family environment, an important epidemiological consideration to clinicians.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1.671631175128E-5
keywords = world
(Clic here for more details about this article)

3/16. A case of sporotrichosis treated with itraconazole.

    Lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis is caused by sporothrix schenckii, a dimorphic fungus commonly existing on decaying plants and in the soil. The fungus has a worldwide distribution but is more prevalent in temperate and tropical climates. Infection may result from traumatic inoculation of contaminated material such as soil, hay, moss, plant debris, splinters, thorns and barbs. Inoculation is also possible through some animal scratches and bites. We describe a typical case of lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis, which was confirmed by clinical, histological and microbiological features. The patient was successfully treated with 400 mg daily systemic itraconazole for 4 months.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1.671631175128E-5
keywords = world
(Clic here for more details about this article)

4/16. Cutaneous sporotrichosis in Bangalore, southern india.

    BACKGROUND: sporotrichosis is a granulomatous infection caused by sporothrix schenkii. Although world-wide in distribution, only four cases have been reported from southern india to date. methods: The medical records of all cases seen at the Department of dermatology at St John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, over the last 15 years were reviewed. RESULTS: A total of seven cases of sporotrichosis were seen in this 15-year period. CONCLUSION: sporotrichosis is considered to occur only sporadically in southern india. Our findings suggest that this may be a result of reporting bias.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1.671631175128E-5
keywords = world
(Clic here for more details about this article)

5/16. Subcutaneous bilateral sporotrichosis: a rare presentation.

    sporotrichosis is the most common subcutaneous mycosis observed in brazil as well as in different regions of the world. We report a rare case of sporotrichosis in a Caucasian male agricultural worker whose lesions occurred bilaterally and simultaneously on the upper limbs.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1.671631175128E-5
keywords = world
(Clic here for more details about this article)

6/16. sporotrichosis presenting as pyoderma gangrenosum.

    A 56-year-old female with an eight-year history of corticosteroid therapy for rheumatoid arthritis presented with large, deep, painful ulcers on the left buttock and thigh. The lesions appeared typical of pyoderma gangrenosum. Nine separate cultures of the exudate grew sporothrix schenckii. During the course of iodide therapy, the patient expired due to escherichia coli pneumonia. This is the third case report of sporotrichosis presenting as pyoderma gangrenosum and the first report from china. sporotrichosis presenting as pyoderma gangrenosum is a special form of this disease. It develops quickly and must be treated promptly. Only two cases have been reported in the world literature. This is the first case reported from china.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1.671631175128E-5
keywords = world
(Clic here for more details about this article)

7/16. Sporotrichoid leishmaniasis.

    American leishmaniasis that is acquired in panama may appear clinically as a sporotrichoid eruption. When leisons reminiscent of sporotrichosis are encountered, a careful history of the patient's travels should be made, as well as a search for the organism of leischmaniasis in tissue smears, histopathological sections, and cultured media. We report the case of an American soldier stationed in panama who had developed an ulcer on the dorsum of his right wrist, and nodules on his right forearm that were arranged in a linear pattern. The initial clinical impression was that of sporotrichosis, but on careful study of the patient's history, and after other appropriate investigations were made, it was discovered that the patient had leishmaniasis.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = leishmaniasis
(Clic here for more details about this article)

8/16. Sporotrichoid leishmaniasis in patients from saudi arabia: clinical and histologic features.

    The clinical and pathologic presentations of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the various countries of the middle east are well documented. The defined patterns currently encountered in the region emphasize the rarity of local extension of the infection from the bite site. Between 1970 and 1980 we have seen 24 patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis who acquired the infection in saudi arabia. In these patients there were several interesting variations from the hitherto described patterns of Oriental sore. The variations include, clinically, the appearance of satellite lesions and the presence of sporotrichoid spread of infection; and histologically, the presence of stellate intradermal abscesses. Such variations in the clinical and pathologic presentations may be due to differences either in the host's immunologic reactivity or in the Leishmania organisms found in saudi arabia. Speculative evidence supports the possibility of a different strain and/or species of leishmania tropica in saudi arabia, which in turn may be responsible for this unique clinicopathologic presentation.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = leishmaniasis
(Clic here for more details about this article)

9/16. Abnormal bone and gallium scans in a case of multifocal systemic sporotrichosis.

    sporotrichosis is a chronic infection of world wide distribution. It is caused by the diamorphic fungus Sporotrichum schenkii. The multifocal form of sporotrichosis usually involves skin, joints, long bones, lungs, and lymph nodes. Involvement of central nervous system although described is extremely rare. Bone and gallium imaging findings in a case of multifocal systemic sporotrichosis which nicely demonstrated the extensive spread of the disease are presented.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1.671631175128E-5
keywords = world
(Clic here for more details about this article)

10/16. Articular sporotrichosis.

    sporotrichosis is a fungal disease caused by sporothrix schenckii, which is seen worldwide. Infection usually involves cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues. Articular involvement is rare. A 29-year-old man with ankle sporotrichosis is reported to demonstrate the differential diagnosis and treatment.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1.671631175128E-5
keywords = world
(Clic here for more details about this article)
| Next ->


Leave a message about 'Sporotrichosis'


We do not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any content in this site. Click here for the full disclaimer.