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Severe Sporotrichosis

Severe Sporotrichosis
Severe Sporotrichosis

Sporotrichosis starts as a small bump in the skin that may enlarge and form an open sore. If untreated, sporotrichosis may spread along the lymphatic vessels of a finger, hand, and arm, causing open sores on the skin along the way. In this photo, open sores have been infected by other bacteria, causing more widespread infection of the skin.

Image courtesy of Dr. Lucille Georg via the Public Health Image Library of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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