Sporotrichosis Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 02, 2021
  • Author: Nelson Ivan Agudelo Higuita, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is sporotrichosis?

What is the pathophysiology of sporotrichosis?

What is the prevalence of sporotrichosis in the US?

What is the global prevalence of sporotrichosis?

What is the prognosis of sporotrichosis?

What is the racial predilection of sporotrichosis?

What is the sexual predilection of sporotrichosis?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of sporotrichosis?

Presentation

How is sporotrichosis classified?

What are the signs and symptoms of cutaneous sporotrichosis?

What are the signs and symptoms of pulmonary sporotrichosis?

What are the signs and symptoms of osteoarticular sporotrichosis?

What are the signs and symptoms of disseminated sporotrichosis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of cutaneous or lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of extracutaneous sporotrichosis?

What causes sporotrichosis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Sporotrichosis?

Workup

What is the role of cultures in the workup of sporotrichosis?

What is the role of serologic testing in the workup of sporotrichosis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of sporotrichosis?

What is the role of arthrocentesis in the workup of sporotrichosis?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of sporotrichosis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of sporotrichosis?

Treatment

How is sporotrichosis treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of sporotrichosis?

Which activity modifications are beneficial for patients with sporotrichosis?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of sporotrichosis?

What are the guidelines for the medical management of sporotrichosis?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungal agents are used in the treatment of Sporotrichosis?

Follow-up

What is the role of topical heat in the treatment of sporotrichosis?

How is sporotrichosis prevented?

What is the prognosis of cutaneous or lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis?

What is the prognosis of pulmonary sporotrichosis?

What is the prognosis of osteoarticular sporotrichosis?

What is the prognosis of disseminated sporotrichosis?

What is included in patient education about sporotrichosis?