Sporotrichin Skin Test for the Diagnosis of Sporotrichosis
AbstractSporotrichosis is the most common implantation mycosis caused by several species of the Sporothrix schenckii complex. The gold standard for diagnosis is concerned with the isolation of the fungus; although, fresh examinations, staining, and biopsies are also helpful for this purpose. The sporotrichin is an antigenic complex comprised of a peptide-rhamnomannan, which is relevant with respect to pathogenic fungi; it is primarily used for serological and skin testing. We present a study regarding the use of sporotrichin as a diagnostic aid for cutaneous sporotrichosis. Furthermore, 138 cases with suspicion of sporotrichosis were included, 55 of which were proven through cultures. Moreover, out of these 55 cases, 52 (94.5%) tested positive for sporotrichin, while the negative cases corresponded to the disseminated cutaneous forms. We observed a sensitivity of 94.5% and a specificity of 95.2%. We consider that the use of sporotrichin as a skin test helps us as an auxiliary diagnosis before a positive sample culture. View Full-Text
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Bonifaz, A.; Toriello, C.; Araiza, J.; Ramírez-Soto, M.C.; Tirado-Sánchez, A. Sporotrichin Skin Test for the Diagnosis of Sporotrichosis. J. Fungi 2018, 4, 55.
Bonifaz A, Toriello C, Araiza J, Ramírez-Soto MC, Tirado-Sánchez A. Sporotrichin Skin Test for the Diagnosis of Sporotrichosis. Journal of Fungi. 2018; 4(2):55.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bonifaz, Alexandro; Toriello, Conchita; Araiza, Javier; Ramírez-Soto, Max C.; Tirado-Sánchez, Andrés. 2018. "Sporotrichin Skin Test for the Diagnosis of Sporotrichosis." J. Fungi 4, no. 2: 55.
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