Disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis

Shurong Chang, Andrew M. Hersh, Greg Naughton, Kevin Mullins, Maxwell A Fung, Victoria R. Sharon

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The dimorphic fungus Sporothrix schenckii commonly causes localized cutaneous disease with lymphocutaneous distribution. However, disseminated sporotrichosis occurs predominantly in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis in a patient with newly diagnosed HIV with a CD4 count of 208. The patient presented with multiple cutaneous and subcutaneous nodules as well as fever and malaise. Tissue culture and skin biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of sporotrichosis. He was started on itraconazole 200mg twice a day with rapid resolution of fever along with cessation of the development of new lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2013


  • HIV
  • Itraconazole
  • Sporotrichosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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