Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 9403690, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/9403690
Case Report

A 27-Year-Old Severely Immunosuppressed Female with Misleading Clinical Features of Disseminated Cutaneous Sporotrichosis

1Department of Medicine, University of Zambia School of Medicine, University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia
2Pathology Department, University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia
3Dermatovenereology Section, Department of Medicine, University of Zambia School of Medicine, University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

Received 17 September 2015; Revised 2 November 2015; Accepted 16 November 2015

Academic Editor: Ravi Krishnan

Copyright © 2016 Atiyah Patel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Sporotrichosis is a subacute or chronic granulomatous mycosis caused by fungus of the Sporothrix schenckii complex. It is considered to be a rare condition in most parts of the world. It mostly causes cutaneous infection but can also cause multisystemic disease. Unlike most deep cutaneous mycoses which have a primary pulmonary focus, it is usually caused by direct inoculation of the fungus into the skin causing a classical linear, lymphocutaneous nodular eruption. However, atypical presentations of the condition can occur especially in immunosuppressed individuals. We report the case of a severely immunosuppressed female who presented with disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis which was initially diagnosed and treated as disseminated cutaneous Kaposi’s sarcoma.