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sporotrichosis

[spawr-uh-tri-koh-sis, spohr-] /ˌspɔr ə trɪˈkoʊ sɪs, ˌspoʊr-/
noun, Pathology
1.
a widespread infectious disease marked by nodules or ulcers of the skin, chiefly affecting humans and domestic mammals and caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < New Latin; see sporo-, trich-, -osis
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sporotrichotic
[spawr-uh-tri-kot-ik, spohr-] /ˌspɔr ə trɪˈkɒt ɪk, ˌspoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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sporotrichosis in Medicine

sporotrichosis spo·ro·tri·cho·sis (spôr'ō-trĭ-kō'sĭs)
n.
A chronic infectious disease of domestic mammals and humans characterized by nodules or ulcers in the lymph nodes and skin and caused by a saprophytic or parasitic fungus of the genusSporothrix, especially S. schenckii, commonly found in soil and wood.

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Encyclopedia Article for sporotrichosis

subacute or chronic infection by the fungus Sporotrichum, or Sporothrix, schenckii, usually characterized by a chancre at the site of inoculation and, extending from the site, a chain of hard, red, pus-generating lumps along the lymphatics of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The fungus, which is most commonly found in the soil or on vegetation or decaying wood, most often enters the body through a scratch or abrasion. Inhalation of the fungus may cause pulmonary sporotrichosis. Cutaneous lymphatic sporotrichosis is painless and feverless; it usually responds quickly to treatment with potassium iodide. In its rare, blood-borne, disseminated form, sporotrichosis may affect the muscles, bones, joints, or central nervous system, causing fever, weight loss, fatigue, and pain; this form of the disease may respond to treatment with the antibiotic amphotericin B.

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