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Describe the appearance of the dimorphic fungal agent Sporothrix schenckii
- Cigar-shaped yeast form (37C)
- Slender septated hyphae with conidia clusters (25C)
Where is S. schenckii usually found, and what does it cause?
- Saprophyte found in decaying organic matter & plant surfaces (gardens, rose thorns)
Acute pyogenic and granulomatous inflammatory reaction, papule at entry site, and spreads along lymphatics
Treatment for Sporotrichosis
- Cutaneous - KOI (Potassium iodide) orally
- Systemic - Amphotericin