During the 20th century, Pythium insidiosum
was the only fungus-like species from the phylum Oomycota known to cause life-threatening infections in mammals and birds (1,2).
Identification of Pythium insidiosum
by nested PCR in cutaneous lesions of Brazilian horse and rabbits.
Finally, organisms of uncertain classification, such as the common fungal-like aquatic organism Pythium insidiosum, may also be involved in eye infection.
15) Pythium insidiosum can also cause keratitis in tropical and temperate regions.
In addition, two aggressive cases of orbital cellulitis have occurred in the USA, associated with Pythium insidiosum.
The only organisms in the histologic differential are Conidiobolus coronatus, Conidiobolus incongruus, and Pythium insidiosum
, organisms that are associated with head and neck disease in humans or pleuropericarditis in immunosuppressed patients; however, these microorganisms would be equally rare as a cause of disseminated disease in immunocompetent subjects.
Cultures of these specimens grew Pythium insidiosum.
Successful medical therapy for deeply invasive facial infection due to Pythium insidiosum in a child.
Use of an immunotherapeutic vaccine to treat a lifethreatening human arteritic infection caused by Pythium insidiosum.
Pythiosis, caused by Pythium insidiosum, occurs in humans and animals and is acquired from aquatic environments that harbor the emerging pathogen.
It is caused by the aquatic funguslike organism Pythium insidiosum (kingdom Straminipila, phylum Oomycota, class Oomycetes) (1).
They usually live as saprophytes, but several species have been reported to cause disease in plants and fish, whereas Pythium insidiosum
is the only species that has been recognized as a mammalian opportunistic pathogen.