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Can cats cause colossal contagious cutaneous carbuncles?

  • Author(s): Henckens, NFT;
  • Rovers, JFJ;
  • van Dommelen, L;
  • Bovenschen, HJ
  • et al.

Sporothrix spp. cause the most common deep fungal skin infections in Brazil and this is related to infected cats. Transmission is traditionally from organic material/plants but can also be zoonotic. Culture of a skin biopsy is the golden standard for determination. Treatment with oral itraconazole approaches up to 95% efficacy in patients with cutaneous sporotrichosis.

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