Sporothrix schenckii

Sporothrix schenckii: (ascending lymphangitis)

Causes sporotrichosis.

Dimorphic fungus.

Exists as a cigar-shaped yeast at 37 ºC in the human body and as hyphae with spores in soil (conidia).

When spores are traumatically introduced into the skin, typically by a thorn (“rose gardener’s disease”), causes local pustule or ulcer with nodules along draining lymphatics (ascending lymphangitis)

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