Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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SCHECHTMAN, Regina Casz et al. Molluscum-like lesions in a patient with sporotrichosis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.6, pp. 1217-1219. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000600028.
Sporotrichosis is a subcutaneous fungal infection caused by Sporothrix schenckii and acquired by direct inoculation. Although the majority of cases consist of the classic lymphocutaneous presentation, the frequency of atypical and severe clinical forms of the disease has increased progressively. Systemic and disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis constitute rare variants and such cases are generally associated with cellular immunodeficiency or debilitated states. The present paper describes the first published case of molluscum-like lesions in disseminated mucocutaneous sporotrichosis. Direct mycological examination and histopathology revealed numerous yeast cells.
Keywords : Itraconazole; Mycoses; Molluscum contagiosum; Sporotrichosis.