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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 142-147

Sporotrichosis in north western India (Report of 5 cases)

Vinod K Sharma1, Surrinder Kaur2, Bhushan Kumar3, P Talwar4, Kusum Joshi5, Jnderjeet Kaur6, Mohan Singh7, Anand K Jindal8 
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Five women with lympho-cutaneous sporotrichosis with a mean age of 46.8 years, were seen over the last 3 years. Four belonged to rural Himachal Pradesh and one to Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Upper extremity was affected in three patients. Sporotrichum schenkie was isolated form 3 patients and confirmed by the mice pathogenicity test. S «SQ» Schenki was demonstrated in the histopathology specimen in one patient. All the patients responded to oral potassium iodide, complete clearance occurring after a mean period of 3.5 months. One patient developed mild iodism and another had crythema nodosu«SQ»m like eurption during treatment. Himachal Pradesh seems to be harbouring pockets of sporotrichosis.


How to cite this article:
Sharma VK, Kaur S, Kumar B, Talwar P, Joshi K, Kaur J, Singh M, Jindal AK. Sporotrichosis in north western India (Report of 5 cases).Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1988;54:142-147


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Sharma VK, Kaur S, Kumar B, Talwar P, Joshi K, Kaur J, Singh M, Jindal AK. Sporotrichosis in north western India (Report of 5 cases). Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 1988 [cited 2021 Jan 22 ];54:142-147
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