Prototheca

Keith Robison robison1 at husc10.harvard.edu
Fri Dec 4 09:35:27 EST 1992


browning at ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU (Glenn Browning) writes:

>Before anyone says this is not a virus, we know. It's just that this group
>is probably the most appropriate to get responses about a rare infectious
>disease.
>Does anyone know of any cases (reported or not) of infections by the algal
>pathogen Prototheca in any species (human, domestic animal or other animal)
>over the last 20 years?
>Thanks
>Jane Sykes

Medline finds:

                                                                         
  Isolation of Prototheca zopfii from a finger. Case report and review of     
  the literature.                                                             
  Acta Clinica Belgica.  [JC:0kw]  46(4):233-6, 1991.


  Peritonitis due to Prototheca wickerhamii in a patient undergoing chronic   
  ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.                                             
  Reviews of Infectious Diseases.  [JC:sxn]  13(3):376-8, 1991 May-Jun.


  Experimental cutaneous protothecosis in mice: epithelioid cell granuloma    
  formation.                                                                  
  Journal of Dermatology.  [JC:hz7]  18(2):74-8, 1991 Feb.


  Successful treatment of Prototheca peritonitis complicating continuous      
  ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.                                             
  Journal of Infection.  [JC:ig9]  22(2):183-5, 1991 Mar.

(and about 20 others for just 1988 on)



Keith Robison
Harvard University
Department of Cellular & Developmental Biology
Department of Genetics / HHMI

robison at biosun.harvard.edu 



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