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Schenck's disease

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A chronic disease, occurring in two forms, caused by the fungus Sporothrix schencki. In the disseminated type there is lymphatic spread to involve muskuloskeletal system, gastrointestinal system, and nervous system. The pulmonary type is marked mainly by pneumonia. Sporothrix schenckii was renamed Sporotrichum beurmanni after more thorough studies upon it by de Beurmann in 1903


  • B. R. Schenk:
    On refractory subcutaneous abscesses caused by the fungus possibly related to the Sporotricha.
    Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin, 1896, 9: 286-290.
  • C. L. de Beurmann and H. Gougerot:
    Les sporotrichoses. Paris, F. Alcan, 1912.

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