Sporothrix schenckii

  • Luiz R. Travassos


Sporothrix schenckii Hektoen and Perkins (1900) is a dimorphic fungus that occasionally infects humans to cause sporotrichosis, a chronic, usually benign disease involving cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues, often with associated lymphangitis and lymph-node enlargement. Cases of extracutaneous sporotrichosis have been reported with increasing frequency (Wilson et al., 1967; Lynch et al., 1970), involving mucous membranes and viscera, musculoskeletal tissues, the eye, and the central nervous system (Lurie, 1971). Disseminated infection may follow a state of decreased immunological responsiveness. In endemic areas, individuals may be resistant to sporotrichosis or develop a localized cutaneous form. Clinical types and the histopathology of sporotrichosis were reviewed by Lurie (1971).


Yeast Cell Cyanuric Acid Yeast Form Yeast Phase Cationized Ferritin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luiz R. Travassos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MycologyPaulista School of MedicineSão PauloBrazil

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