Dacryocystitis due to Sporothrix brasiliensis: a case report of a successful clinical and serological outcome with low-dose potassium iodide treatment and oculoplastic surgery

Dacryocystitis due to Sporothrix brasiliensis: a case report of a successful clinical and serological outcome with low-dose potassium iodide treatment and oculoplastic surgery

Author Marques de Macedo, P. Google Scholar
Sztajnbok, D. C. N. Google Scholar
Camargo, Z. P. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Rodrigues, A. M. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Lopes-Bezerra, L. M. Google Scholar
Bernardes-Engemann, A. R. Google Scholar
Orofino-Costa, R. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Sporothrix brasiliensis is the main species of the S. schenckii complex implicated in the zoonotic epidemics of sporotrichosis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Epidemiological features have been already described, such as zoonotic transmission by cats and increased frequency of atypical clinical aspects. the involvement of the face by contact with cats is common in childhood; as a result, ophthalmic manifestations have increased. We report a case of acute dacryocystitis in a 9-year-old girl. A calmodulin-based molecular phylogeny was used to identify the agent as S. brasiliensis. This is a rare type of presentation, usually complicated with nasolacrimal duct occlusion. the patient was cured without sequelae after treatment with a low dose of saturated solution of potassium iodide and decompressive oculoplastic surgery. Therapeutic options and considerations of aetiological agents and serology are discussed.
Language English
Sponsor Brazilian Health Ministry
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ)
Date 2015-04-01
Published in British Journal of Dermatology. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, v. 172, n. 4, p. 1116-1119, 2015.
ISSN 0007-0963 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Extent 1116-1119
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.13378
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000351952100076
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/38970

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