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Describe diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sporotrichosis.

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School: Cornell University

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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.


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


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.

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