Lacazia loboi


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Lacazia loboi

(la-koz'e-a lo'bo-i?, -lo-bo'i?, lo'bo-e?, -lo-bo'e?)
The spherical yeast that causes lobomycosis. It is structurally similar to Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. Synonym: Loboa loboi; Paracoccidioides loboii
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Her research interests include Lacazia loboi, Lagenidium spp.
Phylogenetic analysis of Lacazia loboi places this previously uncharacterized pathogen within the dimorphic Onygenales.
Use of sera from humans and dolphins with lacaziosis and sera from experimentally infected mice for Western blot analyses of Lacazia loboi antigens.
Lacazia loboi is a fungus (order Onygenales) that has not yet been cultured (1).
Unfortunately, the etiologic agent of lobomycosis, Lacazia loboi (Figure), has not been cultured in vitro (10) despite exhaustive attempts, making its isolation from probable and suspected environmental sources impossible.
The causative agent is Lacazia loboi (2), a fungus of uncertain phylogeny, which causes an inflammatory infiltrate accompanied by the formation of a granuloma in which giant cells phagocytose a larger number of fungi (3,4).
The nomenclature of the fungus has been subject to ongoing debate, although a new genus, Lacazia, with Lacazia loboi as the type species, was recently proposed by Toborda et al.