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October 1947

VERRUCOUS SPOROTRICHOSIS

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EL PASO, TEXAS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;56(4):532-534. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520100128019
Abstract

Lewis and Hopper1 described six clinical types of sporotrichosis: (1) localized lymphangitic type, (2) disseminated subcutaneous type, (3) disseminated ulcerating type, (4) systemic type, (5) epidermal type and (6) a type with allergic lesions or sporotrichids.

To this classification we wish to add a seventh, namely, sporotrichotic dermatitis, a localized verrucous lesion involving both the epidermis and the corium, without subcutaneous infiltration, formation of deep nodules or abscesses, lymphangitic lesions, ulcerations, dissemination or systemic involvement.

One of us (L. M. S.)2 has called attention to the varied characteristics which sporotrichosis may assume, emphasizing that one must expect to see cases of sporotrichosis which do not conform to the usual lymphangitic type, which is considered the classic picture of sporotrichosis.

The following case differs to such an extent from the usually accepted picture of the disease that it seems worthy of being recorded in the literature.

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