Case Report: Ocular Sporotrichosis-A Seven-Case Series

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2023 May 15;108(6):1109-1114. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.22-0501. Print 2023 Jun 7.


Ocular infections associated with sporotrichosis can present four clinical manifestations: granulomatous conjunctivitis, dacryocystitis, Parinaud oculoglandular syndrome, and bulbar conjunctivitis. The incidence of ocular sporotrichosis related to zoonotic transmission has significantly increased in endemic regions and is a frequently misdiagnosed cause of granulomatous conjuntivitis. Therefore, we present a series of seven cases of eye injury by Sporothrix strains, including clinical forms, therapeutic approaches, and laboratory procedures to alert health professionals who provide care to these patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Brazil / epidemiology
  • Conjunctivitis*
  • Dacryocystitis* / complications
  • Dacryocystitis* / drug therapy
  • Eye
  • Humans
  • Sporothrix*
  • Sporotrichosis* / diagnosis
  • Sporotrichosis* / drug therapy
  • Sporotrichosis* / epidemiology


  • Antifungal Agents