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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association|
|State||Published - Mar 22 1971|