Definition of sporotrichosis in US English:

sporotrichosis

noun

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

    The disease is caused by the fungus "Sporothrix schenckii"

    • ‘Similar lesions are seen with the fungal infection sporotrichosis.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

sporotrichosis

/ˌspôrətriˈkōsəs/