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Anonymous
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Question Description

Describe diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sporotrichosis.

*Please make answers short and to the point. This does not need to be lengthy

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jmarube
School: Cornell University

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Diagnosis

A meticulous history with symptoms of nodules in the skin for skin involvement. The lesion is small and painless. For pulmonary involvement , there is productive coughing. in a disseminated disease, there is weight loss anorexia and bony lesions appearance.

Culture of the swab or biopsy of the affected site is a confirmatory test for the fungi.

Treatment

Oral itraconazole for 3-6 months in case of skin and subcutaneous lesions or for joint and bone infection.

lipid formulation of amphotericin B should be used for disseminated disease


prevention

Avoid skin contact with sphagnum moss

wear protective clothing like gloves and long sleeve shirts or lab coats when dealing with bales of hay , wires and brushes or any other material that may cause cuts.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.

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