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This patient’s right arm exhibited the effects of the fungal disease sporotrichosis, caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii. The first symptom of sporotrichosis is usually a small painless bump that is red, pink, or purple. This is followed, by one or more additional bumps/nodules, which open and may resemble boils. Eventually lesions look like open sores, or ulcerations, and heal slowly.
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