publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Cutaneous sporotrichosis as an occupational disease: Case report

César Bimbi; Piot Brzezinski;
Open Access English
  • Published: 09 Jan 2017 Journal: Nasza Dermatologia Online, volume 8, issue 1, pages 37-39 (issn: 2081-9390, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Our Dermatology Online
Subcutaneous mycoses are not rare in Latin America. In Brazil, sporotrichosis was once almost exclusively found in rural areas, but in recent years it changed its profile and has been more frequent among urban adults. Cutaneous sporotrichosis is acquired from saprophytic dimorphic fungus Sporothrix schenckii usually found in soil, vegetation, and especially decaying organic matter in tropical, subtropical, and humid environments through cutaneous inoculation. The fungus abundantly grows on dead wood. Sporotrichosis is a health hazard present in florists, gardeners and other urban professions in contact with plants and the infection is increasingly seen as an occ...
Medical Subject Headings: humanities
free text keywords: Sporotrichosis; Occupational; Thorn cut, lcsh:Dermatology, lcsh:RL1-803, Cutaneous sporotrichosis, Medicine, business.industry, business, Occupational disease, medicine.disease, Dermatology, medicine.medical_specialty
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