Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
versão impressa ISSN 0036-4665
MARQUES, Silvio Alencar et al. Sporothricosis of the domestic cat (Felis catus): human transmission . Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 1993, vol.35, n.4, pp. 327-330. ISSN 0036-4665. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46651993000400004.
A case of sporothricosis transmitted by cat to a veterinarian hospital employee is reported. Inquiry at domiciliar area of the cat's owner revelled two other presumable cases of human sporothricosis transmitted by cats, and confirmed the diagnosis (by culture of Sporothrix schenckii) of disease in three other domestic cats. Feline sporothricosis is characterized by ulcerative, cutaneous lesions and systemic dissemination, which invariably cause animal's death. The transmission of sporothricosis to other animals and humans is enhanced by the great amount of fungus present in cat's lesions.
Palavras-chave : Esporotricose felina; Zoonose; Sporothrix schenckii.