Disseminated sporotrichosis presenting with granulomatous inflammatory multiple mononeuropathies

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We describe a case of sporotrichosis that disseminated to involve multiple nerves after initiation of immunosuppressive therapy and then precipitously worsened after withdrawal of therapy. This case illustrates that multiple mononeuropathies are not always caused by vasculitis, and a correct pathological diagnosis should be established before treatment. Based on clinical and pathological features, the mechanism of neuropathy may have been due to either direct nerve infection or a bystander effect of inflammatory/immune damage or, perhaps more likely, to both mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)866-872
Number of pages7
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2007


  • Granuloma
  • Immunosuppression
  • Multiple mononeuropathies
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Sporotrichosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)


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