from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chronic infectious disease of domestic mammals and humans, characterized by nodules or ulcers in the lymph nodes and skin and caused by a saprophytic or parasitic fungus of the genus Sporothrix, especially S. schenckii, commonly found in soil and wood.
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- n. A disease caused by infection with the fungus Sporothrix schenckii, sometimes acquired from roses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mycotic disease of the skin and mucous membranes due to the presence of a mucedinous fungus of the genus Sporotrichum.
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- n. a chronic fungal infection of the skin and lymph nodes
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Owing to the fact that this affection does not spread as an epizootic and that its causal factor is a fungus, the name sporotrichosis has been suggested.
Itraconazole is the preferred treatment for cutaneous and lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis.
Does sporotrichosis involve any other organs besides the skin?
Persons handling thorny plants, sphagnum moss, or baled hay are at increased risk of getting sporotrichosis.
There are also disease-producing fungi which are responsible for certain affections in horses; among these the most important are mycotic lymphangitis, or sporotrichosis, and streptotrichosis.
In some chronic cases of sporotrichosis, however, the lesions may closely resemble those of farcy, and in these cases the microscopical examination of the pus will disclose the nature of the affection.
Furthermore, the injection of mallein in cases of sporotrichosis will be attended with negative results.
T polite intolerably and undertow, nor are its tchaikovsky or obsessive sporotrichosis chockablock to the empyema.
1.1.5 Does sporotrichosis involve any other organs besides the skin?