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Cutaneous sporotricosis.
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PMID:  20639845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sporotrichosis, a deep fungal infection caused by Sporothrix schenckii, is a rare disease. Infection acquired by traumatic implantation of fungus to the skin. Our patient a 40 years old woman presented with multiple erythematous, ulcerated, crusted nodules of different size and shape situated over the right little finger to upper arm along the course of the lymphatic in a linear fashion. Microscopic examination and culture of the discharge from the skin lesion was done. Sporothrix schenckii was detected on microscopic examination (Yeast form) and on culture (Mycelial form). The patient was treated with Itraconazole at a dose of 100 mg twice in a day for 6 months. She was clinically cured of the disease by 6 months and then the treatment was stopped. We do not commonly encounter sporotrichosis in our practice. We are therefore, prompted to report the case.
Authors:
N Akhtar; M Begum; A A Saleh; H K Paul; M J Uddin; A Q Chowdhury
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mymensingh medical journal : MMJ     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1022-4742     ISO Abbreviation:  Mymensingh Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9601799     Medline TA:  Mymensingh Med J     Country:  Bangladesh    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  458-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Dr Nargis Akhtar, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology & Venereology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shahbagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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