Indian Journal of Dermatology
E-IJD CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 236-

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


Nikita Gandhi, Ram Chander, Arpita Jain, Sarita Sanke, Taru Garg 
 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
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Gandhi N, Chander R, Jain A, Sanke S, Garg T. Atypical cutaneous sporotrichosis in an immunocompetent adult: Response to potassium iodide.Indian J Dermatol 2016;61:236-236


How to cite this URL:
Gandhi N, Chander R, Jain A, Sanke S, Garg T. Atypical cutaneous sporotrichosis in an immunocompetent adult: Response to potassium iodide. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Nov 28 ];61:236-236
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