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Sporotrichosis Diagnosis and Testing

This photomicrograph shows Sporothrix schenckii in a smear obtained from a rat

This photomicrograph shows Sporothrix schenckii in a smear obtained from a rat.

Sporotrichosis is typically diagnosed when your doctor obtains a swab or a biopsy of the infected site and sends the sample to a laboratory for a fungal culture. Serological tests are not always useful in the diagnosis of sporotrichosis due to limitations in sensitivity and specificity.

 
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