What Is Sporotrichum SP?

Sporotrichum is a genus of widespread, filamentous fungi that are distributed in decaying wood and soil. Most of its species are common contaminants.

History of Sporotrichum SP

The genus sporotrichum was formed in the late 20th century.

A few years after its discovery, scientists all over the world studied sporotrichum to find out more about the newly discovered genus of fungi.

Those studies revealed that colonies of sporotrichum grow rapidly, as they can mature in as early as 5 days.

Their texture ranges from velvety to powdery. From the front, their color is initially white and then becomes orange, pinkish, or yellow. From the reverse, it is tannish.

Furthermore, the same studies also revealed that sporotrichum is one of the main causes of sporotrichosis, which is a fungal disease of the lungs, joints, bones, and even the brain.

Besides sporotrichosis, no diseases due to sporotrichum sp have been reported so far.

Symptoms of Diseases Caused By Sporotrichum SP

Sporotrichum sp can cause sporotrichosis, a fungal infection that has several forms with different symptoms.

For instance, cutaneous sporotrichosis is an infection of the skin with the following symptoms:

  • A small, painless bump
  • Red, pink, or purple skin around the bump
  • A bump that gradually grows, eventually becoming so big that it may appear as an ulcer or open sore

Whereas, pulmonary sporotrichosis is an infection of the lungs with the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough and chest pain

Furthermore, another form of sporotrichosis is disseminated sporotrichosis. This form can affect several body parts, and its symptoms vary accordingly.

For example, if it affects the joints, the only symptom is pain similar to rheumatoid arthritis, whereas, if it affects the nervous system, common symptoms are headaches, seizures, and difficulty thinking.

How You Can Treat Sporotrichum SP

Since sporotrichum sp is developing resistance to antibiotics, there’s no knowing whether the medicine that can treat it today will work tomorrow.

Currently, doctors prescribe antifungal drugs like fluconazole, ketoconazole, or itraconazole to treat an infection caused by a species of the genus sporotrichum.

All that being said, unless you’re already suffering from a disease caused by a species of the genus sporotrichum, you shouldn’t be worrying about the treatment.

You should be worrying about how to prevent the disease.

Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So why not take safety precautions right now, so you won’t have to face the risk of facing a problem caused by sporotrichum sp?

If you’re now wondering what safety precautions we are talking about, disinfecting your home and workplace with a solution that can kill sporotrichum sp is all you need to do.

How Alliance Enviro-Tech Can Help

Alliance Enviro-Tech can disinfect both residential and commercial spaces thoroughly.

Our Path-Guard® System can kill sporotrichum sp in under 5 minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your property is safe for everyone living or working there.

For more information, contact us to find out how we can help keep your property safe and clean.