Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
On-line version ISSN 1726-4642
Print version ISSN 1726-4634
RAMIREZ-SOTO, Max Carlos et al. Sporotrichosis in patients attending a reference center in Abancay, Perú. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2011, vol.28, n.3, pp.508-512. ISSN 1726-4642. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342011000300016.
A descriptive study was conducted between the months of May and August 2008 in Santa Teresa Medical Center, Abancay. Of 33 patients clinically suspected with Sporotrichosis: 20 patients were identified with Sporothrix schenckii. 11 (55%) of patients were males. Children between 0 and 14 years were most affected. 60% of the lesions were fixed cutaneous being more frequent in the head and neck (40%). 55% had lessions for less than one month. In pediatric population with involvement of head and neck, Sporotrichosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of skin lesions of patients from endemic areas.
Keywords : Sporotrichosis; Sporothrix schenckii; Abancay.