Korean J Med Mycol.  2008 Jun;13(2):75-79.

A Case of Lymphocutaneous Sporotrichosis on the Infantile Face

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, The Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. g9563009@cu.ac.kr

Abstract

Sporotrichosis is a chronic cutaneous fungal infection caused by Sporothrix (S.) schenckii. It is subdivided into three groups by clinical manifestation: lymphocutaneous, fixed cutaneous, disseminated sporotrichosis. Lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis is most common type and involves upper extremities usually. The incidence of lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis on the face is very low, especially in children. We report a case of lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis on face in a 10-month-old girl. The lesions represented linear three small erythematous papules on the right cheek. The fungal culture on Sabouraud's dextrose agar showed dark brown to black colored wrinkled colonies. The microscopic examination showed septated, branched mycelia and clustered conidia in slide culture of S. schenckii. The patient was treated with oral administration of potassium iodide and the lesions were cured completely.

Keyword

Infantile face; Lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis

MeSH Terms

Administration, Oral
Agar
Cheek
Child
Glucose
Humans
Incidence
Infant
Potassium Iodide
Spores, Fungal
Sporothrix
Sporotrichosis
Upper Extremity
Agar
Glucose
Potassium Iodide
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