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September 1927


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1927;16(3):312-316. doi:10.1001/archderm.1927.02380030059005

The increased number of reports in the literature dealing with sporotrichosis has served to focus the attention of clinicians on the variety of clinical pictures produced by this disease. These articles have repeatedly called attention to the fact that sporotrichosis closely simulates tuberculosis, syphilis' and a number of other cutaneous disorders, and, as a result of this, cases of sporotrichosis are being recognized with increasing frequency. The case reported here shows how necessary it is to employ every possible aid in confirming or eliminating a diagnosis of this condition. This case had all the clinical characteristics of sporotrichosis, but in our attempt to confirm this diagnosis we found that we were dealing with a case of inoculation tuberculosis of sporotrichoid type.

REPORT OF CASE  M. W., a white man, aged 44, came to the clinic in January, 1926, with lesions as shown in figure 1. The following history was obtained:

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