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Sporotrichosis: Introduction

Sporotrichosis: Sporotrichosis is a fungal infection caused by a fungus called Sporothrix schenckii. It usually infects the skin. (Source: excerpt from Sporotrichosis: DBMD) ... more about Sporotrichosis.

Sporotrichosis: A fungal skin infection caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii. Usually only the skin is infected but bones, lungs and central nervous system can rarely be affected also. Transmission usually occurs through infection of a skin wound. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Sporotrichosis is available below.

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Article Excerpts about Sporotrichosis

Sporotrichosis is a fungal infection caused by a fungus called Sporothrix schenckii. It usually infects the skin. (Source: excerpt from Sporotrichosis: DBMD)

Definitions of Sporotrichosis:

The commonest and least serious of the deep mycoses, characterized by nodular lesions of the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues. It is caused by inhalation of contaminated dust or by infection of a wound. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A chronic fungal infection of the skin and lymph nodes - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Sporotrichosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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