Molecular characterisation of Sporothrix schenckii isolates from humans and cats involved in the sporotrichosis epidemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

@article{Reis2009MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterisation of Sporothrix schenckii isolates from humans and cats involved in the sporotrichosis epidemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.},
  author={Rosani Santos dos Reis and Rodrigo Almeida-Paes and Mauro de Medeiros Muniz and Patr{\'i}cia Morais e Silva Tavares and P. Monteiro and T{\^a}nia Maria Valente Pacheco Schubach and Maria Clara Gutierrez-Galhardo and Rosely Maria Zancop{\'e}-Oliveira},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2009},
  volume={104 5},
  pages={769-74}
}
An epidemic of sporotrichosis, a subcutaneous mycosis caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii, is ongoing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in which cases of human infection are related to exposure to cats. In an attempt to demonstrate the zoonotic character of this epidemic using molecular methodology, we characterised by DNA-based typing methods 19 human and 25 animal S. schenckii isolates from the epidemic, as well as two control strains. To analyse the isolates, the random amplified polymorphic… CONTINUE READING
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