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Sporotrichosis: When Uncommon Etiology Makes a Treatable Disease Nearly Fatal.

S D Med 2018 Nov;71(11):512-513

Department of Internal Medicine, Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Sporotrichosis is typically seen as a cutaneous infection, resulting from inoculation of the fungus, Sporothrix schenckii. This fungus is typically found on the thorns of rose bushes in lush, humid environments, and the pathogen enters the body via breaches in the skin barrier. Read More

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November 2018

An atypical cause of sporotrichosis in a cat.

Med Mycol Case Rep 2019 Mar 16;23:72-76. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

National Mycology Reference Centre, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, SA Pathology, Frome Road, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia.

A nine-year-old domestic cat from Melbourne, Australia, presented with a non-ulcerated nodule on its nasal bridge. A fungal infection of the subcutis was diagnosed based on histopathology and culture of a white mould, which was identified as complex by ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 and β-tubulin gene sequencing. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S22117539183013
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mmcr.2019.01.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350224PMC
March 2019
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Morphological changes and phagocytic activity during the interaction of human neutrophils with Sporothrix schenckii: An in vitro model.

Microb Pathog 2019 Jan 30;129:56-63. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Centro de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Av. Universidad No. 940, Aguascalientes, AGS, Mexico. Electronic address:

Histopathological studies of human sporotrichosis lesions show pyogenic and granulomatous processes in which polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) play a central role. Few studies regarding the events associated with the interaction of human PMNs with Sporothrix schenckii have been made despite their importance in the clinical manifestations of the disease. In this study, human PMNs were co-cultured with conidia or yeast cells of S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micpath.2019.01.041DOI Listing
January 2019

Disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis: an unusual case.

Dermatol Online J 2018 Nov 15;24(11). Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima Department of Dermatology, Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo, Lima.

Sporotrichosis is a subcutaneous mycosis caused by Sporothrix schenckii with endemic regions in the American continent. Clinical features depend on the immunological patient state and some characteristics of the fungus. Disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis is a rare variant usually described in immunocompromised patients. Read More

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November 2018
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Endemic pulmonary fungal diseases in immunocompetent patients: an emphasis on thoracic imaging.

Expert Rev Respir Med 2019 Mar 31;13(3):263-277. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

a Department of Radiology , Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro , Rio de Janeiro , Brazil.

Introduction: Systemic endemic mycoses are prevalent in specific geographical areas of the world and are responsible for high rates of morbidity and mortality in these populations, and in immigrants and travelers returning from endemic regions. The most common fungal infections that can affect the lungs of immunocompetent patients include histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, blastomycosis, sporotrichosis, aspergillosis, and cryptococcosis. Diagnosis and management of these diseases remain challenging, especially in non-endemic areas due to the lack of experience. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17476348.2019.1571914DOI Listing
March 2019
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Electrosurgery as Adjuvant Therapy for Cutaneous Sporotrichosis.

Dermatol Surg 2019 Jan 17. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Dermatologic Surgery Unit, Bonsucesso Federal Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Dermatology DepartmentBonsucesso Federal Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Laboratory of Clinical Research in Infectious DermatologyEvandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000001746DOI Listing
January 2019
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Prevalence and antifungal susceptibility of Sporothrix species in Jiangxi, central China.

Med Mycol 2019 Jan 16. Epub 2019 Jan 16.

Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Sporotrichosis is a subcutaneous mycosis caused by traumatic inoculation of pathogenic Sporothrix species. Until recently, Sporothrix globosa was considered as the unique Chinese species causing this disorder. In the present study, 33 clinical Sporothrix strains isolated from Jiangxi, China, were classified and antifungal susceptibility for each strain was determined. Read More

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https://academic.oup.com/mmy/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mmy
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mmy/myy163DOI Listing
January 2019
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Silencing of unveils the role of -linked glycans during the host-fungus interaction.

Infect Drug Resist 2019 28;12:67-85. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

Department of Biology, Division of Exact and Natural Sciences, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico,

Background: is a neglected fungal pathogen for the human being and other mammals. In several fungal systems, Och1 is a Golgi α1,6-mannosyltransferase with a key function in the synthesis of -linked glycans; which are important elements during the host-fungus interplay. The role of in fungal virulence seems to be species-specific, being an essential component for virulence and dispensable during the interaction of with the host. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S185037DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6312695PMC
December 2018
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Sporotrichosis In Immunocompromised Hosts.

J Fungi (Basel) 2019 Jan 11;5(1). Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Laboratory of Medical Mycology, Department of Dermatology, and Tropical Medicine Institute, University of São Paulo, Sao Paulo 05403-000, Brazil.

Sporotrichosis is a global implantation or subcutaneous mycosis caused by several members of the genus , a thermo-dimorphic fungus. This disease may also depict an endemic profile, especially in tropical to subtropical zones around the world. Interestingly, sporotrichosis is an anthropozoonotic disease that may be transmitted to humans by plants or by animals, especially cats. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jof5010008DOI Listing
January 2019
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Effects of metaperiodate and urea solutions on the serological diagnosis of human sporotrichosis using an indirect ELISA test.

Braz J Microbiol 2019 Jan 13;50(1):139-145. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Departamento de Microbiologia e Imunologia, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Rua Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, 700 - Centro, Alfenas, MG, CEP 37130-001, Brazil.

Sporotrichosis is an infection of the skin caused by traumatic inoculation of the fungus Sporothrix schenckii. Definitive diagnosis relies on direct visualization of the fungus or its isolation on culture medium, although both have low sensitivity. Alternatively, the detection of the antibody response offers a more rapid alternative for diagnosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s42770-018-0005-6DOI Listing
January 2019
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Cutaneous sporotrichosis in a stray cat from Thailand.

Med Mycol Case Rep 2019 Mar 21;23:46-49. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kasetsart University, 50 Paholyothin Road, Ladyao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.

This is a case report of feline sporotrichosis in a 3-year-old male intact DSH stray cat in Bangkok, Thailand. Cytology and histopathology revealed yeast-like organisms in ulcerative cutaneous lesions. Fungal culture and sequence analysis of ITS region of rDNA confirmed the diagnosis and the causative agent as This is the first case report of feline sporotrichosis in the country. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mmcr.2018.12.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6312868PMC

Epidemiological and Clinical Aspects of Sporotrichosis in Espírito Santo State, Southeast Brazil: A Study of Three Decades (1982-2012).

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2018 Dec 26. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

Postgraduate Program in Infectious Diseases, Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória, Brazil.

This study discusses a historical patient series and is designed to describe clinical and epidemiological characteristics of human sporotrichosis in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Data were derived from patients treated at the Infectious Diseases service of Cassiano Antônio Moraes University Hospital in Vitória, the state capital, from July 1982 to June 2012. A total of 171 patients were diagnosed with sporotrichosis, mostly men (80. Read More

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http://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0667
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0667DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Level of knowledge on zoonoses in dog and cat owners].

Rev Salud Publica (Bogota) 2018 Mar-Apr;20(2):198-203

DF: MV. Ph. D. Em Medicina Veterinária Universidade Brasil. Fernandópolis, Brasil.

Objectives : To assess knowledge about zoonoses in dog and cat owners.

Materials And Methods : After applying a questionnaire to 100 owners, data was analyzed by calculating simple means and quantifiable percentage.

Results : 77% of the sample owned dogs and 37% cats. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/rsap.V20n2.68155DOI Listing
October 2016
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Cryosurgery for the treatment of cutaneous sporotrichosis: experience with 199 cases.

Br J Dermatol 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Infectious Dermatology Clinical Research Laboratory, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.17532DOI Listing
December 2018

Molecular Identification and Antifungal Susceptibility of Clinical Isolates of Sporothrix schenckii Complex in Medellin, Colombia.

Mycopathologia 2019 Feb 15;184(1):53-63. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Grupo de Investigación Dermatológica, Instituto de Investigaciones Médicas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Antioquia, Carrera 51D No. 62-29, Oficina 303, Edificio Manuel Uribe Angel, Medellín, Colombia.

Background: Sporotrichosis is a subcutaneous mycosis that affects humans and other animals. Infection prevails in tropical and subtropical countries. Until a few years ago, it was considered that two varieties of Sporothrix schenckii caused this mycosis, but by applying molecular taxonomic markers, it has been demonstrated that there are several cryptic species within S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11046-018-0310-5DOI Listing
February 2019

A Case of Acute Granulomatous Conjunctivitis Caused by Cat-transmitted Sporothrix schenckii.

Cureus 2018 Oct 8;10(10):e3428. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Ophthalmology, School of Medical Sciences/Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, MYS.

In human, sporotrichosis infection commonly manifests as skin lesions through direct inoculation. It is rarely associated with ocular manifestation via a zoonotic transmission. We describe a young lady who presented with acute left eye granulomatous conjunctivitis who had a history of exposure to her sick cat diagnosed with sporotrichosis infection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.3428DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6289554PMC
October 2018

Population Structure and Genetic Diversity of Sporothrix globosa in China According to 10 Novel Microsatellite Loci.

J Med Microbiol 2019 Feb 13;68(2):248-254. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

1​State Key Laboratory of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Collaborative Innovation Center for Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, 102206, PR China.

Purpose: Sporothrix globosa is the most important agent of sporotrichosis in China. The aim of this study is to investigate the population parameters of S. globosa. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.000896DOI Listing
February 2019
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CARD9 variants in Chinese patients with sporotrichosis.

J Dermatol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Shandong Provincial Hospital for Skin Diseases, Shandong University, Jinan, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1346-8138.14721DOI Listing
December 2018
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Facial Cutaneous Sporotrichosis in a Boy.

J Emerg Med 2019 Feb 6;56(2):222-223. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Instituto de Dermatologia Prof. Rubem David Azulay, Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.10.031DOI Listing
February 2019

Atypical Manifestation of Disseminated Sporotrichosis in an AIDS Patient.

Case Rep Dermatol 2018 Sep-Dec;10(3):231-237. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Sector of Dermatology and Post-Graduation Course, HUCFF-UFRJ and School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sporotrichosis is an infection caused by fungi of the complex. The clinical lymphocutaneous presentation corresponds to the great majority of cases. With the increased incidence of sporotrichosis in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, atypical clinical forms have been reported with increasing frequency, usually associated with immunosuppression. Read More

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https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/493181
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000493181DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6276748PMC
October 2018
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Epidemiology of Subcutaneous Mycoses in Northeast India: A Retrospective Study.

Indian J Dermatol 2018 Nov-Dec;63(6):496-501

Department of Dermatology and STD, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

Background: Subcutaneous mycoses, although rare, are frequently reported from northeast India. Their spectrum varies with geographic region.

Materials And Methods: We evaluated clinical records and histopathological features of subcutaneous mycoses cases seen during April 2013 to March 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijd.IJD_16_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6233045PMC
December 2018
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Co-infection with feline retrovirus is related to changes in immunological parameters of cats with sporotrichosis.

PLoS One 2018 30;13(11):e0207644. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Clinical Laboratory and Center for Clinical Studies, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Feline sporotrichosis due to Sporothrix brasiliensis is frequently severe and often correlated to zoonotic transmission. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) cause immunodeficiency in cats; no association has been identified with critical cases of sporotrichosis. Moreover, the cytokine profile in Sporothrix-infected cats and a potential impact of retrovirus co-infections on their immunity is unknown. Read More

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0207644PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6267967PMC
November 2018
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Report of 73 cases of cutaneous sporotrichosis in Mexico.

An Bras Dermatol 2018 Nov/Dec;93(6):907-909

Service of Dermatology and Department of Mycology, Hospital General de México "Dr. Eduardo Liceaga", Ciudad de México, Mexico.

We report 73 cases of cutaneous sporotrichosis from the Community Dermatology program, at the central and mountain areas of the state of Guerrero, Mexico. A similar number of cases was found between children and adults, mostly peasants and school-age children with rural occupations. Upper limbs were the mostly affected and the predominant clinical form was lymphocutaneous (56. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.20187726DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6256232PMC
February 2019
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Palate ulcer, uvular destruction and nasal septal perforation caused by in an HIV-infected patient.

Med Mycol Case Rep 2019 Mar 12;23:16-19. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Hospital Universitário Gaffrée e Guinle, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Rua Mariz e Barros 775, 20270-004 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sporotrichosis is a human and animal disease caused by dimorphic pathogenic species of the genus . We report a dramatic presentation of infection, with destruction of the nasal septum, soft palate, and uvula of an HIV-infected woman. She was successfully treated with amphotericin B deoxycholate followed by itraconazole. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mmcr.2018.11.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6243021PMC
March 2019
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The impact of the absence of Toll-like receptor-2 during Sporothrix brasiliensis infection.

J Med Microbiol 2019 Jan 19;68(1):87-94. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Departamento de Análises Clínicas e Toxicológicas, Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, Avenida Professor Lineu Prestes, 580, São Paulo, 05508-000, Brazil.

Purpose: Sporothrix brasiliensis, a member of the Sporothrix schenckii complex, is a major cause of epidemic outbreaks of sporotrichosis due to its greater virulence and ability to evade the immune system. The absence of studies about this species led to this study, with the aim to evaluate the importance of Toll-like receptor-2 (TLR-2) during S. brasiliensis infection. Read More

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http://www.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/jmm/10.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.000876DOI Listing
January 2019
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Sporothrix brasiliensis induces a more severe disease associated with sustained Th17 and regulatory T cells responses than Sporothrix schenckii sensu stricto in mice.

Fungal Biol 2018 12 24;122(12):1163-1170. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

São Paulo State University (UNESP), School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Clinical Analysis, Araraquara, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

Little is known about the differences in the CD4+ T-cell response induced by Sporothrix schenckii and Sporothrix brasiliensis, the most virulent species that cause sporotrichosis. Here, the helper (Th) and regulatory T cells (Tregs) responses were evaluated comparatively in a murine model of sporotrichosis on days 7, 21 and 35 after subcutaneous infection with either S. schenckii or S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2018.08.004DOI Listing
December 2018
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Sporotrichoid Keratoacanthomas: Case Report and Review of Neoplasms Presenting in a Sporotrichoid Pattern.

Cureus 2018 Aug 23;10(8):e3196. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Dermatologist, San Diego Family Dermatology, San Diego, USA.

Sporotrichosis is a fungal infection known for its distinct pattern of infectious skin nodules. Several conditions can present with lesions that appear in a sporotrichoid pattern. An 82-year-old man that presented with three cutaneous nodules on his right leg in a sporotrichoid manner is described; biopsy of each lesion revealed a keratoacanthoma. Read More

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https://www.cureus.com/articles/14274-sporotrichoid-keratoac
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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.3196DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6200441PMC
August 2018
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Closing the Brief Case: Cutaneous Sporotrichosis in an Immunocompetent Patient after Travel to Peru.

J Clin Microbiol 2018 Nov 25;56(11). Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Mikrobiologisches Institut-Klinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Hygiene, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01961-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6204672PMC
November 2018

The Brief Case: Cutaneous Sporotrichosis in an Immunocompetent Patient after Travel to Peru.

J Clin Microbiol 2018 Nov 25;56(11). Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Mikrobiologisches Institut-Klinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Hygiene, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg and Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01958-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6204667PMC
November 2018

A New, Firm, Solitary Nodule in a Patient With HIV/AIDS: Answer.

Am J Dermatopathol 2018 Nov;40(11):861

Pathology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/DAD.0000000000000914DOI Listing
November 2018
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Extracellular Vesicles From Are an Important Virulence Factor That Induce an Increase in Fungal Burden in Experimental Sporotrichosis.

Front Microbiol 2018 2;9:2286. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Environmental, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Federal University of São Paulo, Diadema, Brazil.

Sporotrichosis is a mycosis that affects the skin, lymphatic system and other organs in humans and animals. The disease has a worldwide distribution, with endemic areas in Brazil, and is caused by a complex of species, including . Some fungi release extracellular vesicles (EVs) that can interact with the host cell and modulate the host immune response. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02286DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6176056PMC
October 2018
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Special Issue " and Sporotrichosis".

J Fungi (Basel) 2018 Oct 12;4(4). Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Departamento de Biología, División de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Campus Guanajuato, Universidad de Guanajuato, Noria Alta s/n, col. Noria Alta, C.P.; Guanajuato Gto. 36050, México.

Sporotrichosis is a neglected, deep-seated fungal infection traditionally associated with Sporothrixschenckii, a dimorphic organism that was first described more than a century ago in human andrat specimens [1].[.. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jof4040116DOI Listing
October 2018
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Congo Red affects the growth, morphology and activity of glucosamine-6-phosphate synthase in the human pathogenic fungus Sporothrix schenckii.

Arch Microbiol 2019 Jan 9;201(1):135-141. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

División de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Departamento de Biología, Universidad de Guanajuato, Apartado Postal 187, 36000, Guanajuato, Gto, Mexico.

Sporothrix schenckii is the etiological agent of sporotrichosis, a mycosis of humans and other mammals. Little is known about the responses of this thermodimorphic pathogen to perturbations in the cell wall (CW) by different stress conditions. Here we describe the effect of Congo Red (CR) on the fungal growth, morphogenesis and activity of glucosamine-6-phosphate (GlcN-6-P) synthase. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00203-018-1576-1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00203-018-1576-1DOI Listing
January 2019
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Human sporotrichosis: A zoonotic outbreak in southern Brazil, 2012-2017.

Med Mycol 2018 Sep 28. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Post-Graduation Program in Health Science, Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), Rio Grande, Brazil.

Zoonotic sporotrichosis has undergone a geographical expansion in Brazil in the last decade. Rio Grande do Sul (RS) is the second state of the country in which a number of feline sporotrichosis cases have been described. Since cats are the main zoonotic source of infection, this study aimed to describe 100 cases of human sporotrichosis occurring in the last 5 years in the southern region of RS, Brazil. Read More

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https://academic.oup.com/mmy/advance-article/doi/10.1093/mmy
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mmy/myy082DOI Listing
September 2018
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Generation of a synthetic binary plasmid that confers resistance to nourseothricin for genetic engineering of Sporothrix schenckii.

Plasmid 2018 11 17;100:1-5. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

Departamento de Biología, División de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Campus Guanajuato, Universidad de Guanajuato, Noria Alta s/n, col. Noria Alta, C.P. 36050, Guanajuato, Mexico. Electronic address:

Some members of the Sporothrix genus can cause sporotrichosis, a worldwide distributed mycosis that affects several mammalian species, including human beings. Sporothrix schenckii and Sporothrix brasiliensis are the fungal species frequently associated with this disease, and the latter has gained significant interest because of the increased number of cases associated with transmission by cats. Despite the relevance of these organisms in the medical field, limited strategies for their genetic manipulation have been explored. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0147619X183008
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.plasmid.2018.09.006DOI Listing
November 2018
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Generation of Sporothrix schenckii mutants expressing the green fluorescent protein suitable for the study of host-fungus interactions.

Fungal Biol 2018 10 19;122(10):1023-1030. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Departamento de Biología, División de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Campus Guanajuato, Universidad de Guanajuato, Noria Alta s/n, Col. Noria Alta, C.P. 36050, Guanajuato, Gto, Mexico. Electronic address:

Sporotrichosis is an infection caused by members of the Sporothrix genus, and among them, Sporothrix schenckii is one of the etiological agents. Both, the disease and the causative agent have gained interest in the recent years, because of the report of epidemic outbreaks, and the description of the disease transmission from animals to human beings. Despite the relevance of S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2018.07.004DOI Listing
October 2018
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Cell Wall Proteins-Stimulated BMDCs Are Able to Induce a Th1-Prone Cytokine Profile In Vitro.

J Fungi (Basel) 2018 Sep 2;4(3). Epub 2018 Sep 2.

Department of Clinical Analysis, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Araraquara, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Rodovia Araraquara-Jaú-Km 1, Araraquara 14800-903, SP, Brazil.

Sporotrichosis is a subcutaneous mycosis affecting humans and other animals. The disease can be acquired by accidental inoculation of the fungus through the skin or through the respiratory system. Sporotrichosis can also be transmitted through bites or scratches by infected cats and more rarely by other animals (zoonotic transmission). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jof4030106DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6162427PMC
September 2018
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Zoonotic Sporotrichosis Related to Cat Contact: First Case Report from Panama in Central America.

Cureus 2018 Jul 1;10(7):e2906. Epub 2018 Jul 1.

School of Medicine, Latina University of Panama, Panamá, PAN.

A previously healthy 34-year-old man presented with a four-week-old upper arm injury that started with a cat scratch and progressed into painless erythematous nodular ascending lesions in the left upper limb. We made the diagnosis of sporotrichosis based on the epidemiological association of the contact with a cat and culture identification. Sporotrichosis is a mycosis implantation caused by the Sporothrix schenckii complex. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.2906DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6122671PMC
July 2018
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Cutaneous atypical mycobacteriosis with sporotrichoid clinical presentation caused by automotive accident.

An Bras Dermatol 2018 Sep-Oct;93(5):743-745

Infectious Diseases Clinic, Hospital da Santa Casa de São Paulo, São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Atypical mycobacterial infections are caused by mycobacteria other than those from the M. tuberculosis complex and M. leprae. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.20187586DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6106664PMC
October 2018
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Immunity and Treatment of Sporotrichosis.

J Fungi (Basel) 2018 Aug 20;4(3). Epub 2018 Aug 20.

Departamento de Biología, División de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Campus Guanajuato, Universidad de Guanajuato, Noria Alta s/n, col. Noria Alta, C.P., Guanajuato Gto. 36050, Mexico.

Species of the complex are the etiological agents of sporotrichosis, an important subcutaneous mycosis with several clinical forms and an increasing incidence around the world that affects humans and other mammals. The immunological mechanisms involved in the prevention and control of this mycosis are not entirely understood. Many reports have suggested that cell-mediated immunity has an essential role in the development of the disease, being the primary response controlling it, while only recent data supports that the humoral response is essential for the appropriate control. Read More

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http://www.mdpi.com/2309-608X/4/3/100
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jof4030100DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6162376PMC
August 2018
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Skin Infections.

Prim Care 2018 Sep;45(3):433-454

Department of Family Medicine, Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program, 4320 Holmestown Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588, USA.

The primary care provider will commonly see skin and soft tissue infections in the outpatient setting. Skin and soft tissue infections range from the uncomplicated impetigo to the potentially lethal necrotizing fasciitis. This article reviews these infections based on their underlying etiology: bacterial, fungal, and viral causes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pop.2018.05.004DOI Listing
September 2018
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Pentamidine inhibits the growth of Sporothrix schenckii complex and exhibits synergism with antifungal agents.

Future Microbiol 2018 08 16;13:1129-1140. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Specialized Medical Mycology Center, Postgraduate Program in Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology & Legal Medicine, Federal University of Ceará, Rua Coronel Nunes de Melo, 1315 - Rodolfo Teófilo - CEP: 60430-275, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.

Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of the antileishmanials meglumine antimoniate and pentamidine against Sporothrix schenckii complex.

Materials & Methods: The antifungal activity of the two antileishmanials was assessed by broth microdilution. The interaction between the antileishmanials and antifungal drugs (amphotericin B, itraconazole and terbinafine) was evaluated by the checkerboard assay. Read More

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https://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/10.2217/fmb-2018-0070
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2217/fmb-2018-0070DOI Listing
August 2018
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Ecological Determinants of Sporotrichosis Etiological Agents.

J Fungi (Basel) 2018 Aug 12;4(3). Epub 2018 Aug 12.

Dermatology Service & Mycology Department, Hospital General de México, "Dr. Eduardo Liceaga", Balmis 148, Colonia Doctores, Ciudad de México 06726, Mexico.

Ecological determinants of sporotrichosis etiological agents remain poorly understood. For this reason, we performed explorations using local climate estimates to determine the temperature and humidity ranges of the environment where clinically relevant species occur and to identify what plant species are associated with them, using data collected from the published literature. We performed a literature search to identify all publications on environmental isolations of medically relevant species of in the PubMed, SCOPUS, and EMBASE databases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jof4030095DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6162718PMC
August 2018
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Monitoring Fungal Burden and Viability of spp. in Skin Lesions of Cats for Predicting Antifungal Treatment Response.

J Fungi (Basel) 2018 Aug 7;4(3). Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Laboratório de Pesquisa Clínica em Dermatozoonoses em Animais Domésticos, Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas (INI), Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Rio de Janeiro 21040-360, Brazil.

Skin lesions in feline sporotrichosis usually present a high fungal burden, making cats an important source of infection. This study evaluated the fungal burden and isolation in skin lesions of feline sporotrichosis during treatment with itraconazole (ITZ), combined with or without potassium iodide (KI). Treatment-naïve cats with culture-confirmed sporotrichosis and presenting skin ulcers were treated for up to 40 weeks with oral ITZ alone ( = 74) or combined with KI ( = 56). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jof4030092DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6162451PMC
August 2018
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Canine and feline cutaneous screw-worm myiasis in Malaysia: clinical aspects in 76 cases.

Vet Dermatol 2018 Oct 31;29(5):442-e148. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Caring Veterinary Centre, 50 JLN Anggerik Vanilla Z31:Z, Kota Kemuning, 40460, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

Background: Cutaneous screw-worm myiasis in companion animals either due to the New World screw-worm, Cochliomyia hominivorax or the Old World screw-worm, Chrysomya bezziana, has been reported particularly in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Although treatment of screw-worm myiasis in dogs has been described, few studies have been conducted regarding its clinical and epidemiological aspects in companion animals.

Objectives: To describe clinical and epidemiological aspects of canine and feline screw-worm myiasis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vde.12672DOI Listing
October 2018
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Immunopathogenesis of Human Sporotrichosis: What We Already Know.

J Fungi (Basel) 2018 Jul 31;4(3). Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Laboratory of Leishmaniasis Research, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, IOC/Fiocruz, Avenida Brasil 4365 Pavilhão 26 sala 509-Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro 21040-360, Brazil.

Sporotrichosis is a subacute/chronic mycosis caused by dimorphic fungus of the genus This mycosis may affect both human and domestic animals and in the last few years, the geographic dispersion and increase of sporotrichosis worldwide has been observed. The occurrence of cases related to scratching/bites of domestic felines have increased, characterizing the disease as predominantly a zoonosis. In humans, sporotrichosis mainly involves the cutaneous tegument of infected patients, but other tissues may also present the infection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jof4030089DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6162489PMC
July 2018
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A case of disseminated sporotrichosis caused by .

Med Mycol Case Rep 2018 Sep 21;21:34-36. Epub 2018 Mar 21.

Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, The Netherlands.

This paper presents a case of disseminated sporotrichosis in a 13-year-old female, originating from a rural area in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. The patient was hospitalized in Santa Casa hospital of Belo Horizonte, with hyporexia, prostration, fever and disseminated ulcerative lesions, besides anemia, leucopenia and sepsis of probable cutaneous focus. The patient was admitted without proven immunosuppression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mmcr.2018.03.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6058009PMC
September 2018
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Molecular Identification, Antifungal Susceptibility, and Geographic Origin of Clinical Strains of Complex in Mexico.

J Fungi (Basel) 2018 Jul 20;4(3). Epub 2018 Jul 20.

Departamento de Microbiología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey 64460, Mexico.

Sporotrichosis is a subcutaneous mycosis caused by complex. The disease has been reported worldwide. However, the incidence of the etiological agent varies in its geographic distribution. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jof4030086DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6162654PMC
July 2018
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Natural killer cells are pivotal for in vivo protection following systemic infection by Sporothrix schenckii.

Immunology 2018 12 14;155(4):467-476. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

Department of Clinical Analysis, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Araraquara, São Paulo State University (FCF/UNESP), Araraquara, Brazil.

Natural killer (NK) cells are one of the first cell types to enter inflammation sites and have been historically known as key effector cells against tumours and viruses; now, accumulating evidence shows that NK cells are also capable of direct in vitro activity and play a protective role against clinically important fungi in vivo. However, our understanding of NK cell development, maturation and activation in the setting of fungal infections is preliminary at best. Sporotrichosis is an emerging worldwide-distributed subcutaneous mycosis endemic in many countries, affecting humans and other animals and caused by various related thermodimorphic Sporothrix species, whose prototypical member is Sporothrix schenckii. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imm.12986DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6231018PMC
December 2018
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