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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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JALDIN, Juan Pablo  and  RODRIGUEZ AUAD, Juan Pablo. An unusual presentation of sporotrichosis: a case report . Gac Med Bol [online]. 2020, vol.43, n.1, pp.95-96. ISSN 1012-2966.

Sporotrichosis is a chronic subcutaneous mycosis that can affect humans and animals caused by Sporothrix schenckii complex, it is considered an occupational disease and its route of entry is through injuries, it is common in children and adolescents. A 12-year-old female patient with a lesion of one year of evolution, not well identified causes of facial dermatosis localized in left preauricular region, consisting of an erythematous, scaly, indurated and defined edges. The diagnosis of fixed cutaneous sporotrichosis by isolation in culture and wound biopsy was confirmed. The patient was discharged with potassium iodide treatment for two months.

Keywords : cutaneous sporotrichosis; Sporothrix schenckii; potassium iodide.

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