Hospitalizations and deaths related to sporotrichosis in Brazil (1992-2015).

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Sporotrichosis is a subcutaneous mycosis with global distribution, and patients generally receive outpatient treatment. Since 1998 there has been an increase in cases in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, mainly via zoonotic transmission involving cats. Patients coinfected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) often require hospitalization and evolve to death. This study analyzes and describes data from 1992 to 2015 obtained from the database of the Brazilian Unified National Health System (SUS). There were 782 hospitalizations and 65 deaths in Brazil. Six percent of the hospitalizations and 40% of the deaths involved coinfection with HIV. There were 250 hospitalizations and 36 deaths in Rio de Janeiro, with a progressive increase over the course of the period. The states of São Paulo and Goiás also showed high numbers. Men, non-whites, and individuals with low schooling evolved more frequently to death. In conclusion, sporotrichosis is associated with hospitalizations and deaths throughout Brazil, especially in the state of Rio de Janeiro.


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Name: Cadernos de saude publica
ISSN: 1678-4464
Pages: e00109218


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