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How is sporotrichosis infection in the lungs treated?

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Sporotrichosis is an infection of the skin caused by a fungus. At home, all you can do is to keep the ulcers clean and covered while they heal.

Treatment of sporotrichosis depends on the site infected. If the fungus has infected your lungs, you may be treated with medications including potassium iodide, itraconazole (Sporanox), and amphotericin.. Sometimes, the infected areas of the lung have to be removed with surgery.

From: Sporotrichosis WebMD Medical Reference

Author: Kevin T Merrell, MD, PhD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado. Editors: Mitchell J Goldman, DO, FAAP, FAAEM, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, St Vincent Emergency Physicians, Inc; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM, Program Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 28, 2017

Author: Kevin T Merrell, MD, PhD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado. Editors: Mitchell J Goldman, DO, FAAP, FAAEM, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, St Vincent Emergency Physicians, Inc; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM, Program Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 28, 2017

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