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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0378-6323
Vol. 73, No. 3, 2007, pp. 188-190
Bioline Code: dv07066
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 73, No. 3, 2007, pp. 188-190

 en Cutaneous sporotrichosis of face: Polymorphism and reactivation after intralesional triamcinolone
Sharma, NandLal; Mehta, KaranInder Singh; Mahajan, VikramK; Kanga, AnilK; Sharma, VikasChander & Tegta, GitaR


Cutaneous sporotrichosis, a subcutaneous mycotic infection is caused by the saprophytic, dimorphic fungus Sporothrix schenckii. It commonly presents as lymphocutaneous or fixed cutaneous lesions involving the upper extremities with facial lesions being seen more often in children. The lesions are polymorphic. The therapeutic response to saturated solution of potassium iodide is almost diagnostic. We describe a culture-proven case of cutaneous sporotrichosis of the face mimicking lupus vulgaris initially and basal cell carcinoma later, who did not tolerate potassium iodide and failed to respond to treatment with fluconazole. The patient had reactivation of infection following an infiltration of the scar with triamcinolone acetonide injection. Various other aspects of these unusual phenomena are also discussed.

Cicatricial ectropion, Fixed cutaneous sporotrichosis, Lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis

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