It is the only method for etiologic diagnosis of some organisms such as Pneumocystis jiroveci (formerly Pneumocystis carinii), Loboa loboi
, and Rhinosporidium seeberi.
(4.) Haubold EM, Aronson JF, Cowwan DE Isolation of fungal rDNA from bottlenose dolphin skin infected with Loboa loboi
. Med Mycol.
Fungal morphology was consistent with Loboa loboi
. The lesion was completely excised with no subsequent recurrence.