Lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis in an immunocompetent patient: A case report from extreme southern Italy

Giuseppe Criseo, Giovanna Malara, Orazio Romeo, Antonio Puglisi Guerra

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Abstract

Sporotrichosis is a mycotic infection rarely encountered in European countries, including Italy. We describe lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis in an immunocompetent 64-year-old male Italian mason. The patient had linear nodules along the right upper arm with severe lymphadenopathy in the same arm. Sporothrix schenckii was identified by phenotypic and molecular methods. Treatment with itraconazole and methylprednisolone followed by administration of itraconazole alone successfully cured the infection. To our knowledge, this is the first documented report of sporotrichosis from Calabria and Sicily, extreme southern Italy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalMycopathologia
Volume166
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Itraconazole
  • Lymphocutaneous Sporotrichosis
  • Sporothrix schenckii
  • Sporotrichosis in Italy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Plant Science

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