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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.
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.
granulomatous panuveitis, enterocolitis, mastitis, dermatitis or a systemic spread of infection with the alga prototheca.