Gaceta médica de México
Print version ISSN 0016-3813
MACOTELA-RUIZ, Ernesto and NOCHEBUENA-RAMOS, Eloina. Sporotrichosis among rural communities in the Northerm Sierra in Puebla: Report of 55 cases September 1995-December 2005. Gac. Méd. Méx [online]. 2006, vol.142, n.5, pp.377-380. ISSN 0016-3813.
Fifty five cases of cutaneous sporotrichosis collected from 35 communities located in the southeast region of the Northern Sierra of Puebla are described. The disease was more prevalent in males (60:40), but this difference -was restricted to younger subjects (aged 0-15 years) where 14 cases were male and only 3 were female. No statistical difference regarding gender was observed in elder patients. The prevalence of the disease was significantly lower among patients aged 31 to 45. The most common clinical forms of the disease were lymphocutaneous and fixed. The drug of choice for the treatment of patients in rural communities was potassium iodide. When available, Itraconazol proved to be an excellent option.
Keywords : Sporotrichosis; rural areas; Northern Puebla; mycoses.