Sporotrichosis in Children: Report of an Epidemic

Bernhoff A. Dahl, Peter M. Silberfarb, George A. Sarosi, Robert J. Weeks, Fred E. Tosh

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Nine cases of lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis in children occurred in Kansas in the fall of 1969. All the children had played in stacks of baled prairie hay from which Sporotrichum schenckii was recovered. This outbreak is, to our knowledge, the largest reported outbreak of sporotrichosis in children and the first outbreak reported due to contaminated prairie hay. It is suggested that when adequately exposed to contaminated material children are as susceptible as adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1980-1982
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 22 1971
Externally publishedYes


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