A gardener has multiple vesicles on hand and multiple eruptions along the lymphatics. Most common fungus responsible is?
a. Sporotrichosis or Rose gardener’s disease is acquired by traumatic inoculation of the fungus and characterized by nodulo-ulcerative lesions along lymphatics.
b. On microscopic examination, cigar shaped yeast cells surrounded by eosinophilic spicules are seen. These are called asteroid bodies.