Author(s): Tlougan BE, Podjasek JO, Patel SP, Nguyen XH, Hansen RC
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Abstract Sporotrichosis is caused by the dimorphic fungus, Sporothrix schenckii. Classically, infection occurs after implantation of the organism into the skin by abrasion of a puncture wound by contaminated thorns, hay, or sphagnum moss. Cats are also a commonly recognized source of sporotrichosis. In children, fixed cutaneous lesions are more common than lymphocutaneous lesions, and the face is a frequent location for infection. We present a neonate with a fixed cutaneous facial lesion and both pre-auricular and cervical lymphadenopathy who developed signs of infection at 3 weeks of age. This patient is currently the youngest reported case of sporotrichosis in the literature. The patient's family denied any trauma and denied contact with flowers, gardens, and cats; thus, the source of infection remains unknown.
This article was published in Pediatr Dermatol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research