Ketoconazole treatment of a family with zoonotic sporotrichosis

Scand J Infect Dis. 1993;25(4):543-5. doi: 10.3109/00365549309008541.


All 3 members of a family developed lymphocutaneous and cutaneous sporotrichosis after exposure to an infected cat. The lesions resembled acute bacterial lymphadenitis and lymphangitis and responded within 2 weeks to ketoconazole treatment with complete healing and no recurrence over the next 6 months. Immunologically normal children and adults with lymphocutaneous or cutaneous sporotrichosis may respond well to ketoconazole therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Animals, Domestic
  • Cats
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ketoconazole / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Sporotrichosis / diagnosis
  • Sporotrichosis / drug therapy*
  • Sporotrichosis / transmission*
  • Zoonoses / transmission*


  • Ketoconazole