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Zoonotic transmission of sporotrichosis: case report and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8095815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of sporotrichosis in a veterinarian who acquired the infection from a cat. Transmission was confirmed at the genetic level by demonstration that the two clinical isolates of Sporothrix schenckii had identical restriction-fragment-length profiles of whole-cell DNA. Review of the literature indicates that zoonotic transmission of sporotrichosis is rare and is virtually always associated with direct contact with an infected cat. Exposure to the large number of fungal organisms present in skin lesions of cats with sporotrichosis can result in transmission of infection to humans even without an associated penetrating injury. Since veterinarians and their assistants are at greatest risk, awareness of this mode of transmission and proper use of gloves when caring for cats with cutaneous ulcers should prevent most cases.
Authors:
K D Reed; F M Moore; G E Geiger; M E Stemper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-20     Completed Date:  1993-04-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  384-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Microbiology Section, Marshfield Laboratories, Wisconsin 54449.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Animals
Cat Diseases / transmission*
Cats
DNA, Fungal / analysis
Humans
Male
Occupational Diseases*
Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
Sporothrix / classification,  genetics
Sporotrichosis / diagnosis,  pathology,  transmission*,  veterinary
Veterinary Medicine*
Zoonoses*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Fungal
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Clin Infect Dis. 1993 Dec;17(6):1075   [PMID:  8161376 ]

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