Molecular epidemiology and antifungal susceptibility patterns of Sporothrix schenckii isolates from a cat-transmitted epidemic of sporotrichosis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

@article{Galhardo2008MolecularEA,
  title={Molecular epidemiology and antifungal susceptibility patterns of Sporothrix schenckii isolates from a cat-transmitted epidemic of sporotrichosis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.},
  author={Maria Clara Gutierrez Galhardo and Rosely Maria Zancop{\'e} De Oliveira and Ant{\^o}nio Carlos Francesconi do Valle and Rodrigo de Almeida Paes and Patricia Morais E Silvatavares and Araceli Monz{\'o}n and Emilia Mellado and Juan Lu{\'i}s Rodr{\'i}guez-Tudela and Manuel Cuenca-Estrella},
  journal={Medical mycology},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={141-51}
}
Since 1998 a cat-transmitted epidemic of sporotrichosis has been observed in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil. Besides the lymphocutaneous and fixed forms, other presentations, such as disseminated cutaneous and mucosal involvement, as well as for the first time, erythema nodosum and erythema multiforme have been reported associated with sporotrichosis. This study investigates the phenotypes and genotypes of Sporothrix schenckii isolates recovered from different clinical forms of the disease noted… CONTINUE READING