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

Mycopathologia. 2004 Jul;158(1):53-6. doi: 10.1023/b:myco.0000038440.18814.a9.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Naphthalenes / therapeutic use*
  • Potassium Iodide / therapeutic use*
  • Sporothrix / growth & development*
  • Sporotrichosis / drug therapy*
  • Sporotrichosis / pathology
  • Terbinafine


  • Antifungal Agents
  • Naphthalenes
  • Potassium Iodide
  • Terbinafine