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E-IJD CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 236

Atypical cutaneous sporotrichosis in an immunocompetent adult: Response to potassium iodide


Department of Dermatology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sarita Sanke
Department of Dermatology, Room No 105, HSB Hostel, LHMC, New Delhi - 110 001
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.177776

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Cutaneous sporotrichosis, also known as “Rose Gardener's disease,” caused by dimorphic fungus Sporothrix schenkii, is usually characterized by indolent nodular or nodulo-ulcerative lesions arranged in a linear pattern. We report bizarre nonlinear presentation of Sporotrichosis, in an immunocompetent adult occurring after a visit to Amazon rain forest, speculating infection with more virulent species of Sporothrix. The diagnosis was reached with the help of periodic acid-Schiff positive yeast cells and cigar shaped bodies seen in skin biopsy along with the therapeutic response to potassium iodide.


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