Definition of sporotrichosis in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • A chronic fungal infection producing nodules and ulcers in the lymph nodes and skin.

    The disease is caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii

    • ‘As in sporotrichosis, the application of warm compresses is a useful adjunct to therapy.’
    • ‘Spread of infection occurred in a slow, skipping fashion, similar to skin infection with sporotrichosis.’
    • ‘Left untreated, fixed cutaneous sporotrichosis can eventually lead to scarring and disfigurement.’
    • ‘Satellite lesions with a nodular lymphangitis resembling sporotrichosis have been described.’
    • ‘Similar lesions are seen with the fungal infection sporotrichosis.’