Esporotricosis en la mano y el brazo

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Esporotricosis en la mano y el brazo

La esporotricosis es una infección micótica que se presenta por lo general tras sufrir una lesión al trabajar en el jardín o en el campo. Las esporas que habitan en la vegetación entran en la piel y comienzan a crecer, y así se desarrolla un hongo que viaja por los conductos linfáticos hasta llegar a la extremidad. Se presentan lesiones granulomatosas a lo largo de los conductos linfáticos, las cuales se ulceran y luego drenan. Esta condición puede perdurar muchos años si no se la trata.

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  • Last Reviewed on 05/30/2012
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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