LYMPHOCUTANEOUS SPOROTRICHOSIS: THE OTHER GREAT MIMICKER
Dr. Sourabh Sharma, Dr. Prajul Mehta and Dr. Sakshi Bhota*
Sporotrichosis is a cutaneous mycosis caused by a dimorphic fungus, Sporothrix schenckii species complex clinically presenting as lymphocutaneous, fixed, or disseminated forms. Beside sarcoidosis & secondary syphilis, sporotrichosis may be considered as one of the great imitator. We present a case of 48-year-old female from a rural background who presented with a large warty lesion with minimal purulent discharge on arm since one month. It was non-tender, well-defined, erythematous, papulo-plaques over the arm along the lymphatics mimicking various dermatosis. The variations in the cutaneous findings of lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis can cause confusion in following a clinical course and therapeutic management.
Keywords: Itraconazole, lymphocutaneous, sporotrichosis, verrucous.
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