, Volume 169, Issue 5, pp 359–363 | Cite as

Sporotrichosis Caused By Sporothrix globosa in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: Case Report

  • Manoel Marques Evangelista de Oliveira
  • Rodrigo de Almeida-Paes
  • Mauro de Medeiros Muniz
  • Monica Bastos de Lima Barros
  • Maria Clara Gutierrez Galhardo
  • Rosely Maria Zancope-Oliveira


This report describes the first isolation of Sporothrix globosa from a Brazilian patient. A 77-year-old woman was examined for sporotrichosis infection. Histopathological examination of skin biopsy revealed chronic granulomatous infiltrate with microabcess. Furthermore, S. schenckii-like yeasts were evident as demonstrated by PAS and Grocott stains. The fungus was identified based on colony morphology on Sabouraud Dextrose Agar slants, Potato Dextrose Agar, and Corn Meal Agar, microscopic morphology on slides cultures, and assimilation of different carbon sources. The species confirmation was made by molecular methodology.


Sporothrix globosa Sporotrichosis Calmodulin Phylogeny First isolation Brazil 



Financial support for this work was provided by FAPERJ (Grant Proc. E-26/111.619/2008). R. M. Z. O. is in part supported by CNPq 350338/2000-0. Automated sequencing was done using the Genomic Platform-DNA Sequencing Platform at Fundação Oswaldo Cruz—PDTIS/FIOCRUZ (RPT01A), Brazil


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manoel Marques Evangelista de Oliveira
    • 1
  • Rodrigo de Almeida-Paes
    • 1
  • Mauro de Medeiros Muniz
    • 1
  • Monica Bastos de Lima Barros
    • 2
  • Maria Clara Gutierrez Galhardo
    • 3
  • Rosely Maria Zancope-Oliveira
    • 1
  1. 1.Setor de Imunodiagnóstico do Laboratório de Micologia do Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro ChagasFundação Oswaldo CruzManguinhos, Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Laboratório de Pesquisa Clínica DST-AIDS, Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro ChagasFundação Oswaldo CruzManguinhos, Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Laboratório de Pesquisa Clínica em Dermatologia Infecciosa, Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro ChagasFundação Oswaldo CruzManguinhos, Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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