A case series and review of sporotrichosis in Sikkim.
Sporotrichosis caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii has been widely reported from the northern Himalayan belt and the north eastern region of India. Three autochthonous cases of lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis from east and south districts of Sikkim are reported. Fluid aspirate from the nodulo-ulcerative lesions were sent for cytology and fungal culture. S. schenckii was isolated on culture and cytological examination in all three cases showed granulomatous reaction. Thermal dimorphism was demonstrated and animal pathogenicity testing was performed. Saturated solution of potassium iodide was used for treatment and the last case was treated with itraconazole and potassium iodide. Awareness of this disease and an extensive environmental study is required to understand the actual burden of this disease.
Department of Microbiology, Sir Thotub Namgyal Memorial Hospital, Gangtok, Sikkim, India. email@example.com
SourceJournal of infection in developing countries 5:8 2011 Aug pg 603-8
Pub Type(s)Case Reports