Sporotrichosis in HIV-infected patients: report of 21 cases of endemic sporotrichosis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

@article{Freitas2012SporotrichosisIH,
  title={Sporotrichosis in HIV-infected patients: report of 21 cases of endemic sporotrichosis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.},
  author={Dayvison Francis Saraiva Freitas and Brenda de Siqueira Hoagland and Ant{\^o}nio Carlos Francesconi do Valle and Beatriz Lima Barros Fraga and M{\^o}nica Bastos de Barros and Armando de Oliveira Schubach and Rodrigo de Almeida-Paes and Tullia Cuzzi and Cl{\'a}udia Maria Valete Rosalino and Rosely Maria Zancop{\'e}-Oliveira and Maria Clara Gutierrez-Galhardo},
  journal={Medical mycology},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={170-8}
}
Sporotrichosis is endemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and cases have been reported to be associated with HIV. This article describes the clinical manifestations and evolution of sporotrichosis in HIV-positive patients and constitutes the largest case series reported to date. There were 21 HIV-positive patients with sporotrichosis diagnosed by the recovery of the etiologic agent from 1999-2009. Sixteen patients (76.2%) were men and five (23.8%) were women, with a mean age of 41.2 years. Seven of… CONTINUE READING
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