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sporotrichosis

Pronunciation: spo'ro-tri-ko'sis

Definition: A chronic cutaneous mycosis spread by way of the lymphatics and caused by inoculation of Sporothrix schenckii, typically rare in tissue sections but rapidly growing in cultures. Extracutaneous sporotrichosis probably originates in the lung but disseminates to cause osteoarticular or other visceral disease. Chronic cavitary lung disease is another manifestation.

Synonym(s): Schenck disease

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