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Pulmonary and articular sporotrichosis.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American review of respiratory disease
Publication Date
Volume
116
Issue
1
Pages
141–143
Identifiers
PMID: 879593
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

A 46-year-old man presented with swelling and pain in the right knee and a history of nonproductive cough and weight loss. Sporotrichum schenkii was cultured from synovium, synovial fluid, sputum, and bronchial washings. No other pathogens were cultured. Neither skin lesions nor history of exposure to S. schenckii was present, but 7 years before this admission the patient had been treated for suspected pulmonary tuberculosis despite negative mycobacteriology. The case is believed to represent systemic spread from chronic pulmonary sporotrichosis and supports the hypothesis that the lung may serve as a portal of entry in noncutaneous systemic sporotrichosis.

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