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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 396-399

Sporotrichosis of the upper limb in a post-traumatic patient: A case report


Department of Orthopedic, School of Medicine, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan Malaysia

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Shaifuzain Ab-Rahman
Department of Orthopedic, Adult Joint Reconstruction Unit, School of Medicine, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
Kelantan Malaysia
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.193935

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Sporotricosis is a form of chronic lymphocutaneous infection that follows traumatic inoculation of the fungus Sporothrix schenckii into the skin leading to subcutaneous mycoses. History of atypical ulcer with cellulitis that did not respond to courses of antibiotics should draw the clinician's attention to other differential diagnosis such as sporotrichosis because it can mimic other cutaneous presentations as well such as cellulitis.


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