A 20-year-old healthy woman developed an infection leading to a progressively enlarging, nonhealing ulcer after having electrolysis for hair removal on her neck skin. The lesion was initially treated with Duricef with no response. Three months after onset of illness, therapy with oral potassium iodide was initiated, obmining a dramatic improvement in 2 weeks and complete cure within 4 weeks. Sporotrichosis is an easy diagnosis to overlook and is nonresponsive to antibotics. The simplest treatment is the best.
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