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Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007

Dispatch

Outbreak of Sporotrichosis, Western Australia

Kynan T. Feeney*, Ian H. Arthur†Comments to Author , Amanda J. Whittle‡, Shelley A. Altman†, and David J. Speers†
Author affiliations: *Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia; †PathWest Laboratory Medicine, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia; ‡South West Population Health Unit, Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia;

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Table 1

Sporotrichosis cases in Western Australia, July 2003–July 2004

Patient no. Sex Age, y Area of residence Pre-existing cuts Onset of symptoms, mo/y Duration of disease, mo Antifungal treatment Suspected exposure* GenBank accession no.
1 F 57 BMR† Present 7/03 6 Surgery, oral traconazole,
oral K‡ Camping trip in a different region of Australia EF589115
2 M 48 BMR Present 10/03 5 Oral traconazole Hay (2) EF589117
3 M 68 Greenbushes Present 11/03 4 Oral traconazole Gardening EF589116
4 F 39 BMR Present 12/03 4 Oral traconazole Hay (1) EF589119
5 M 65 Collie Present 12/03 4 Oral traconazole Hay (own supply) Not available
6 M 56 BMR Absent 12/03 4 Oral traconazole Hay (1) EF589121
7 F 69 BMR Absent 1/04 2 Oral traconazole Hay (1) EF589118
8 M 66 BMR Absent 1/04 3.5 Oral traconazole Hay (2) EF589120
9 M 10 BMR Present 2/04 2 Surgery, oral traconazole Hay (1) EF589122
10 F 8 BMR Present 7/04 5 Oral traconazole Hay (1) EF589124
11 F 3 BMR Present 7/04 5 Naturopathic treatment Hay (1) EF589123

*1 and 2 refer to outlet 1 and 2, respectively.
†Busselton-Margaret River region.
‡Saturated solution of potassium iodide.

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