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September 2, 1922


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JAMA. 1922;79(10):812-815. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640100032011

Sporotrichosis is more frequently encountered than any of the other dermatomycoses. The disease is so constantly confined to the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues that we seem not to have sufficiently acquainted ourselves with its protean character. It may attack many other tissues of the body, and manifest itself in a manner so far removed from the usual clinical picture that it is only by the most careful observation, with the aid of thorough laboratory investigation, that we are able to cope with it.

It is because of encountering a case, which clinically was simple enough, yet which presented some of these important though rare involvements, that I make this report. At the same time, I would like to call attention to the variable manifestations that may appear, with the hope of stimulating the profession to a more thorough investigation of some of these infections, which do not seem to fit

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