Sporotrichosis successfully treated with terbinafine and potassium iodide: Case report and review of the literature


COSKUN B., Saral Y. , AKPOLAT N., ATASEVEN A., CICEK D.

MYCOPATHOLOGIA, vol.158, no.1, pp.53-56, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 158 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/b:myco.0000038440.18814.a9
  • Title of Journal : MYCOPATHOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-56

Abstract

Sporotrichosis is rare in Turkey. We report a 40-year-old woman who had subcutaneous sporotrichosis caused by sporothrix schenckii that was successfully treated with terbinafine (250 mg, twice a day) for a period of 6 months. She received a saturated solution of potassium iodide orally for two months. Terbinafine and potassium iodide are suggested to be the agents of choice for treatment of subcutaneous sporotrichosis.