A Patient With Sporotrichosis Diagnosed By Molecular Biology Combined With Traditional Methods

Runchao Wang, Haixia Jing, Shaoxiu Chen, Yao Yang, Hualiang Nan, Tingting Chen


We present a case of sporotrichosis diagnosed by molecular biology combined with traditional methods. Fungal DNA was extracted from skin tissues of the patient by fungal DNA extraction kit. The PCR amplified fragments were compared on GenBank website, and the pathogenic fungi were identified. This case was diagnosed by molecular biology, clinical manifestations, fungal morphology and pathology. The pathogenic fungi of the patient was identified as Sporothrix globosa by comparison, combined with typical clinical manifestations, typical filamentous colonies by fungi culture and pathological findings of infectious granuloma. The case could be diagnosed as Sporothrix globosa-induced sporotrichosis. Molecular biology combined with traditional detection methods for diagnosis of sporotrichosis is helpful to improve the accuracy of diagnosis.

J Med Cases. 2019;10(9):284-287
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3362


Sporotrichosis; Sporothrix globosa; Molecular biology

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