Curr Fungal Infect Rep (2017) 11:134–140 DOI 10.1007/s12281-017-0283-8 ADVANCES IN DIAGNOSIS OF INVASIVE FUNGAL INFECTIONS (S CHEN, SECTION EDITOR) 1 1 Shivaprakash M. Rudramurthy & Arunaloke Chakrabarti Published online: 30 June 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract Introduction Purpose of Review Sporotrichosis, the disease caused by Sporothrix spp, ranges from subcutaneous infections to the Sporotrichosis, a disease with diverse group of clinical mani- severe disseminated or invasive diseases. The taxonomy of festations, is caused by dimorphic fungus Sporothrix schenckii Sporothrix has been revised. The subcutaneous disease is sensu lato. Cutaneous disease is the commonest presentation. suspected easily, but the extra-cutaneous disease is diagnosed However, extra-cutaneous diseases with lung, bone and central by chance or with high suspicion. This review provides the nervous system involvement are increasingly reported in recent overview of currently available diagnostic techniques. years [1� , 2]. Though the disease is described as endemic infec- Recent Finding Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay tion, it has been reported worldwide from United States, Brazil, (ELISA) or latex agglutination test with partially purified an- Columbia, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru,India,China,Japanand tigens helps in the diagnosis of extra-cutaneous sporotrichosis. parts of Africa, Australia and Europe [1� ]. The disease has Molecular methods have been
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