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Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
Disseminated sporotrichosis
  1. Raúl Romero-Cabello1,
  2. Alexandro Bonifaz2,
  3. Raúl Romero-Feregrino3,
  4. Carlos Javier Sánchez3,
  5. Yancy Linares3,
  6. Jorge Tay Zavala4,
  7. Leticia Calderón Romero4,
  8. Rodrigo Romero-Feregrino3,
  9. José T Sánchez Vega4
  1. 1Department of Infectology, Hospital General de México, Mexico City, Mexico D F, Mexico
  2. 2Department of Micology, Hospital General de México, Mexico City, Mexico D F, Mexico
  3. 3Department of Infectology, Instituto para el Desarrollo Integral de la Salud (IDISA), Mexico City, Mexico D F, Mexico
  4. 4Department of Parasitology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico D F, Mexico
  1. Correspondence to Dr Raúl Romero-Feregrino, drraulromeroferegrino{at}


Sporotrichosis is a subacute or chronic infection caused by Sporothrix schenckii. It is a primary cutaneous infection and it has different clinical forms: disseminated by lymphatic vessels (75%), localised cutaneous form (20%), disseminated cutaneous and extracuteus rarely. The systemic disseminated sporotrichosis is considered a severe opportunistic infection. The best diagnostic test is the culture. The authors report a case of a 36-year-old man, originally from Puebla, Mexico, with a diagnosis of disseminated sporotrichosis. Differential diagnosis with other pathologies includes leishmaniasis, chromoblastomycosis, tuberculosis verrucose and lymphangitis. The development of unusual presentations in immunocompromised patients has been reported.

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