Mycopathologia

, Volume 105, Issue 1, pp 19–23 | Cite as

Sporotrichosis in the Orinoco river basin of Venezuela and Colombia

  • P. Beer-Romero
  • G. Rodríguez-Ochoa
  • R. Angulo
  • S. Cabrera
  • L. Yarzábal
Article

Abstract

Six cases of sporotrichosis from the Orinoco river basin of Venezuela and Colombia are described; two are of the localized cutaneous type and four are lymphocutaneous. Diagnosis was based on the patient's clinical history and mycological culture. Epidemiology and distinctive cultural habits of the patients are discussed in connection with disease etiology.

Key words

Amerindians Colombia Orinoco sporotrichosis Venezuela 

Abbreviations

CAICET

Amazonas Center for Investigation and Control of Tropical Diseases

TFA

Amazonas Federal Territory

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Beer-Romero
    • 1
  • G. Rodríguez-Ochoa
    • 1
  • R. Angulo
    • 1
  • S. Cabrera
    • 1
  • L. Yarzábal
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Amazónico de Investigación y Control de Enfermedades Tropicales (CAICET)Puerto AyacuchoTerritorio Federal Amazones, Venezuela

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