Sporotrichosis is an infection caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii, found throughout the world. Sporotrichosis is usually associated with minor skin cuts and scrapes that occur when handling vegetation. The symptoms of Sporotrichosis consist of small bump on the arm, finger or hand, shortness of breath, cough and fever.
HOW IS SPOROTRICHOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Sporotrichosis is done by a general physician based on physical examination and evaluation of symptoms. Biopsy of the affected tissue is done to detect presence of the fungus.
HOW IS SPOROTRICHOSIS TREATED?
The treatment of Sporotrichosis involves anti-fungal medicines to cure the sores. The medication may continue for 3-6 months. Infection that has spread all through the body may require extended and stronger treatment with medications. With proper treatment, Sporotrichosis can recover fully