Disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis with joint involvement in a woman with type 2 diabetes

Authors

  • Sendy Solorzano Departamento de Medicina, Hospital Regional del Cusco. Cusco, Peru.
  • Renán Ramirez Departamento de Medicina, Hospital Regional del Cusco. Cusco, Peru.
  • Miguel M Cabada Departamento de Medicina Interna, University of Texas Medical Branch. Galveston, Texas, EE. UU.
  • Manuel Montoya Departamento de Medicina, Hospital Regional del Cusco. Cusco, Peru.
  • Ernesto Cazorla Departamento de Medicina, Hospital Regional del Cusco. Cusco, Peru.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2015.321.1593

Keywords:

Sporotrichosis, Arthritis, Diabetes mellitus, Itraconazole, Potassium Iodide

Abstract

Disseminated sporotrichosis is a rare presentation of this mycosis. Although it has been described in immunocompetent individuals, there is often T cell-mediated immune compromise. We report the case of a woman with uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes who developed disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis. The course of the disease presented several complications including hepatitis secondary to itraconazole and knee arthritis with culture positive for Sporothrix schenckii during treatment with saturated solution of potassium iodide. The case discussion includes aspects of the pathogenesis of disseminated sporotrichosis and management of the infection and its complications.

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Published

2015-04-03

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Case Report

How to Cite

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Solorzano S, Ramirez R, Cabada MM, Montoya M, Cazorla E. Disseminated cutaneous sporotrichosis with joint involvement in a woman with type 2 diabetes. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2015 Apr. 3 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];32(1):187-90. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1593

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