Sporotrichosis. Presented (by invitation) by Dr. Roger W. Pearson and Dr. Richard S. Goodman.
Dr. Theodore Cornbleet: The various cutaneous forms of sporotrichosis, in contrast to the systemic infection, all respond to the administration of iodides. This response like that of gummas in syphilis is undoubtedly a nonspecific one. It has been reported that cultures of Sporotrichum schenkii are inhibited by griseofulvin, though the antibiotic is without influence in vivo. We have not corroborated this. Our efforts to stain the sporotrichum in tissue have been fruitless; thus far, the only sure way to demonstrate the organism is by culture.Dr. Irene Neuhauser: Did this man have folliculitis before the therapy was started? If he did, the presenters are to be congratulated for making the diagnosis. We frequently see patients in the office with pyoderma associated with lymphangitis who present a similar clinical picture.Dr. N. D. Richfield, Cincinnati (by
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