Fixed cutaneous sporotrichosis in an adolescent boy: A case report

William R. Howe, Oliver Wisco, Christopher Sartori

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We present a case of an adolescent boy with a 3-week history of 3 painless purulent erythematous ulcers with raised hyperkeratotic borders associated with regional lymphadenopathy on the medial aspect of the right antecubital fossa. There were no known initiating factors and no other significant associated signs or symptoms. The patient initially was treated with antibiotics, with no improvement. Bacterial and fungal cultures of biopsy specimens demonstrated the presence of Sporothrix schenckii and confirmed the diagnosis of sporotrichosis. Itraconazole was initiated with an appropriate response. This case demonstrates the importance of understanding the clinical presentation of sporotrichosis in children without a history of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-340
Number of pages4
JournalCutis
Volume78
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Sporotrichosis
Sporothrix
Skin
Itraconazole
Signs and Symptoms
Ulcer
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Biopsy
Lymphadenopathy

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  • Dermatology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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Howe, W. R., Wisco, O., & Sartori, C. (2006). Fixed cutaneous sporotrichosis in an adolescent boy: A case report. Cutis, 78(5), 337-340.

Fixed cutaneous sporotrichosis in an adolescent boy : A case report. / Howe, William R.; Wisco, Oliver; Sartori, Christopher.

In: Cutis, Vol. 78, No. 5, 11.2006, p. 337-340.

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Howe, WR, Wisco, O & Sartori, C 2006, 'Fixed cutaneous sporotrichosis in an adolescent boy: A case report', Cutis, vol. 78, no. 5, pp. 337-340.
Howe, William R. ; Wisco, Oliver ; Sartori, Christopher. / Fixed cutaneous sporotrichosis in an adolescent boy : A case report. In: Cutis. 2006 ; Vol. 78, No. 5. pp. 337-340.
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