Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Sporotrichosis

Synonym(s): Gardener's disease

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella, Stephen White

Introduction

  • Sporothrix schenckii Sporothrix schenckii is a dimorphic fungus. It is present in a yeast form in the tissue and in mold form in culture.
  • This fungus is a ubiquitous saprophyte in nature, eg soil and organic debris.
  • Disease reported in man, dogs, horse, cat, cattle and other animals. It is an uncommon disease.
  • Infection is usually related to inoculation into the skin or subcutaneous tissues or wound contamination by soil, wood splinters, rose thorns, etc.
  • At risk population includes farmers, gardeners, nurserymen, florists and veterinarians.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • de Lima Barros M B, Schubach T M, Galhardo M C et al (2001) Sporotrichosis: an emergent zoonosis in Rio de Janeiro. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 96 (6), 777-779 PubMed.
  • Sykes J E, Torres S M, Armstrong P J, Lindeman C J (2001) Itraconazole for treatment of sporotrichosis in a dog residing on a Christmas tree farm. JAVMA 218 (9), 1440-1443, 1421 PubMed.
  • Winn R E (1995) A contemporary view of sporotrichosis. Curr Top Med Mycol 6, 73-94 PubMed.
  • Scott D W, Horn R T Jr (1987) Zoonotic dermatoses of dogs and cats. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 17 (1), 117-144 PubMed.


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