Guideline for the management of feline sporotrichosis caused by Sporothrix brasiliensis and literature revision

Braz J Microbiol. 2021 Mar;52(1):107-124. doi: 10.1007/s42770-020-00365-3. Epub 2020 Sep 29.


We herein present a Brazilian guideline for the management of feline sporotrichosis, a mycosis caused by Sporothrix brasiliensis. This guideline is an effort of a national technical group organized by the Working Group on Sporothrix and Sporotrichosis of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM). This publication intends to provide information on clinical-epidemiological aspects of this zoonosis, as well as a literature revision. Moreover, it gives some practical information on diagnosis and treatment of feline sporotrichosis. It also contains information that can be helpful for the prevention and control of S. brasiliensis transmission.

Keywords: Cat; Diagnosis; Epidemiology; Guideline; S. brasiliensis; Sporotrichosis; Treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Brazil
  • Cat Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Cat Diseases / microbiology
  • Cats
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Sporothrix / drug effects*
  • Sporothrix / genetics
  • Sporothrix / physiology
  • Sporotrichosis / drug therapy
  • Sporotrichosis / microbiology
  • Sporotrichosis / veterinary*


  • Antifungal Agents

Supplementary concepts

  • Sporothrix brasiliensis