Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Sporothrix Infection Underlying Cause

Sporothrix infection is caused by Sporothrix schenckii, which is a fungus that is naturally present in soil. Gardeners and florists can develop this infection if injured skin comes in contact with the fungus. The fungus enters the skin and starts to grow under the skin surface.

Last Updated: Jun 22, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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