protothecosis


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protothecosis

 [pro″to-the-ko´sis]
an infection caused by organisms of the genus Prototheca, especially P. wickerhamii or P. zopfii, varying from cutaneous and subcutaneous lesions to systemic invasion involving several internal organs, which may occur as an opportunistic infection or as a result of traumatic implantation of the pathogen into the tissues.

pro·to·the·co·sis

(prō'tō-thē-kō'sis),
A rare verrucous cutaneous infection, olecranon bursitis, or disseminated disease caused by Prototheca zopfii and Prototheca wickerhamii.

protothecosis

/pro·to·the·co·sis/ (-the-ko´sis) infection caused by organisms of the genus Prototheca, varying from cutaneous lesions to systemic invasion, occurring as an opportunistic infection or as a result of traumatic implantation of organisms into the tissues.

protothecosis

granulomatous panuveitis, enterocolitis, mastitis, dermatitis or a systemic spread of infection with the alga prototheca.
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Protothecosis in 17 Australian dogs and a review of the canine literature.
Protothecosis is caused by saprophytic achlorophyllous algae of the genus Prototheca, which are closely related to Chlorella green algae (DILLBERGER et al.
Protothecosis lias been reported in humans (CARNEIRO et al.
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In the dog, protothecosis is usually manifested as a disseminated disease [1, 2].
Ubiquitous and opportunistic algae without chlorophyl of the genus Prototheca cause protothecosis, a rare disease that affects both humans and animals (l).
Some authors have described a successful treatment on localized protothecosis with voriconazole (6).
Cutaneous protothecosis is an uncommon indolent condition occurring primarily in immunocompromised individuals.
Cutaneous protothecosis in a dog: first confirmed case in Britain.
Protothecosis has been reported in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent individuals, and clinical presentations of infection include focal or disseminated, chronic cutaneous/subcutaneous infection,[5,6] bursitis,[1] and, rarely, systemic infection.