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Sporotrichosis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the disease?

Prevention of sporotrichosis includes:

  • avoiding thorns or stickers while working in the garden
  • wearing gloves and protective clothing to reduce the risk of becoming infected
  • wearing a mask to protect the lungs from infection
  • What are the long-term effects of the disease?

    Sporotrichosis can involve infection of various organs of the body. This condition can become life threatening if it spreads throughout the body.

    What are the risks to others?

    Sporotrichosis is not contagious. It does not spread from one person to another.

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    Sporotrichosis: Diagnosis & Tests


    Sporotrichosis: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Danielle Zerr, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 09/04/01

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