W. M. MIKKELSEN; R. L. BRANDT; E. R. HARRELL
Sporotrichosis is a subacute or chronic infection caused by Sporotrichum schenckii and usually limited to the skin and subcutaneous tissue. However, since extracutaneous dissemination may occur, the disease should be grouped with the deep mycoses. Sporotrichosis has been reported from all continents and occurs without regard for sex, age or race. Although several species of Sporotrichum have been described, the presently prevailing opinion is that only one, S. schenckii, is pathogenic to man.1 This organism occurs as a saprophyte on various plants, shrubs, flowers, fruits and vegetables and has been isolated from soil. Infection has been demonstrated in a number
W. M. MIKKELSEN, R. L. BRANDT, E. R. HARRELL. SPOROTRICHOSIS: A REPORT OF 12 CASES, INCLUDING TWO WITH SKELETAL INVOLVEMENT(SPOROTRICHOSIS: A REPORT OF 12 CASES, INCLUDING TWO WITH SKELETAL INVOLVEMENT*). Ann Intern Med. 1957;47:435–459. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-3-435
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(3):435-459.
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