SPOROTRICHOSIS, while not a rare disease, is seldom reported. Gougerot,1 in a recent report, states that this disease has been reported in all countries but its incidence apparently is on the decrease. The commonest causative agent is Sporotrichum schenckii, but numerous other fungi of the genus Sporotrichum have produced clinical disease in man and other animals. This article presents a case with a small isolated cystic lesion from which Sporotrichum gougeroti was obtained in pure culture.
REPORT OF CASE
A. M., a 33-year-old white man, entered Kennedy Veterans Administration Hospital for treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. An incidental finding on physical examination was a small subcutaneous cyst on the lateral surface of his left wrist. This had appeared without known cause 18 months before admission as a single small subcutaneous nodule, which had slowly grown to a size of 2 by 2 by 1 cm. (Fig. 1