Sporotrichosis atypical presentation as a soft tissue tumour

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Abstract

Sporotrichosis is a mycosis caused by a saprophytic dimorphic fungus named Sporothrix schenckii. Infections occur following traumatic inoculation of fungus from plants and infected cat bites and scratches. We report a case of a farmer who presented with a solitary subcutaneous nodule initially diagnosed as a soft tissue tumour. A history of agricultural activity and feline contact should draw the clinician's attention to sporotrichosis, as the diagnosis can be easily missed in atypical cases. The diagnosis, microbiology and management of the case are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-145
Number of pages3
JournalMalaysian Journal of Pathology
Volume31
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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Keywords

  • Mycoses
  • Sporothrix schenckii
  • Sporotrichosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Cell Biology
  • Histology

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Sporotrichosis atypical presentation as a soft tissue tumour. / Ramli, Ramliza; Abd Rashid, Abdul Halim; Phang, Koon Seng; Khaithir, Tzar Mohd Nizam.

In: Malaysian Journal of Pathology, Vol. 31, No. 2, 12.2009, p. 143-145.

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