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A case of lymphangitic sporotrichosis occurring on both forearms with a published work review of cases of bilateral sporotrichosis in Japan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16700671     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The patient, 56-year-old man who was working as a clerk and a farmer, presented with nodules that had appeared on the dorsa of both his hands 3 months earlier. At the first examination, there were multiple dark-red nodules scattered on the fingers, dorsa and wrists of both hands. The nodules were up to 3 cm in diameter and had crusts in the incenters. The patient was suspected to suffer from prurigo and was subsequently treated with topical steroid, but the nodules did not respond. Therefore, a skin biopsy and fungal culture were performed, and the patient was finally diagnosed as having bilateral multiple sporotrichosis. He was then successfully treated with local thermotherapy and oral potassium iodide. Bilaterally-distributed lymphangitic sporotrichosis is very rare and often difficult to diagnose. Careful attention is required to avoid misdiagnosis.
Kunitaka Haruna; Yumi Shiraki; Masataro Hiruma; Shigaku Ikeda; Masako Kawasaki
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0385-2407     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-16     Completed Date:  2006-06-27     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600545     Medline TA:  J Dermatol     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  364-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Agricultural Workers' Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Forearm / pathology
Hot Temperature
Middle Aged
Potassium Iodide / administration & dosage
Sporothrix / isolation & purification
Sporotrichosis / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
7681-11-0/Potassium Iodide

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