SPOROTRICHOSIS is a widespread but relatively uncommon disease.
. . . The condition is not figured by Smith in his Atlas of Skin Diseases in the Tropics, nor does Loewenthal mention it in his account of the diseases of the Skin in negroes.1
Most of the reported cases have come from France and the United States. Isolated cases have been reported in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, England, Scotland, China, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Madagascar, where it is rather common, and South America. Three large series of cases have been described among South African miners.2
Du Toit2b stated that only 206 cases had been reported in the American literature up to January 1940. Link in 1809, cited by Moore and Kile,3 described the genus Sporotrichum chiefly as a saprophyte on wood. Sporotrichum badium was the first species described and illustrated. The first pathogenic species was probably that described by Montagne, in
GORDON DM. OCULAR SPOROTRICHOSISReport of a Case. Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(1):56-72. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220061006