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A 4.2-year-old, male castrated Boxer was diagnosed with a dilated cardiomyopathy phenotype, complex arrhythmias and left-sided congestive heart failure, but died suddenly shortly after initial diagnostics were complete. Ultrasensitive cardiac troponin I was markedly elevated (9.345 ng/mL [reference ...

Author(s)
Wesselowski, S.; Janacek, B.; Landsgaard, K.; Aceino, A.; Porter, B. F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 2022, 41, pp 128-133
Abstract

Protothecosis, an infectious disease caused by the green algae Prototheca zopfii and P. wickerhamii, occurs sporadically in domestic animals and humans. Diagnosis of CNS protothecosis is based on neurologic signs that indicate multifocal nervous system lesions and that follow a period of chronic...

Author(s)
Asiag, N.; Lapid, R.; Aizenberg, Z.; Baneth, G.; Nachum-Biala, Y.; Leszkowicz-Mazuz, M.; Yasur-Landau, D.; Chai, O.; Aroch, I.; Shamir, M. H.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 2022, 34, 4, pp 684-688
Abstract

Protothecosis is a disease caused by unicellular, achlorophilic, saprophyte, and opportunistic algae of the genus Prototheca, affecting mainly animals with immunodeficiencies. In canines with the intestinal form, it causes bloody diarrhea, which can progress to a systemic disease. At the same time, ...

Author(s)
Campos-González, N. B.; Calderón-Hernández, A.; Valverde-Altamirano, É.; Alfaro-Alarcón, A.
Publisher
Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica
Citation
Revista Ciencias Veterinarias, 2022, 40, 1,
Abstract

Prototheca wickerhamii is ubiquitous, saprophytic achlorophyllous algae that cause opportunistic infections in the dog and cat and disseminated disease usually in immunocompromised animals. In this report an uncommon case of canine cutaneous protothecosis is presented. A 6-year-old female boxer was ...

Author(s)
Papadogiannakis, E. I.; Velonakis, E. N.; Spanakos, G. K.; Koutinas, A. F.
Publisher
Hindawi, London, UK
Citation
Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine, 2016, 2016, pp Article ID 2878751
Abstract

Achlorophyllous, yeast-like microalgae of the genus Prototheca (P.) are the only known plants, able to cause infections in humans and animals. Until now five different species have been described. One of them - Prototheca zopfii genotype 2 - was identified to be responsible for inflammation of the...

Author(s)
Palm, V.
Publisher
Mensch & Buch Verlag, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Entwicklung eines indirekten ELISA-Testsystems zur Serodiagnostik der caninen Protothekeninfektion und nachfolgender Untersuchung der Prävalenz der caninen Protothekose, 2014, pp 91 pp.
Abstract

Case history: A 1-year-old Border Terrier presented with acute onset of neurological signs and neck pain. Clinical findings: Severe generalised ataxia, muscle tremors and cranial nerve deficits were noted. Multifocal brain lesions were suspected based on neurological examination. Computed...

Author(s)
Walker, A.; MacEwan, I.; Fluen, T.; Hardcastle, M.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 2022, 70, 4, pp 238-243
AbstractFull Text

Protothecosis is an infectious disease caused by algae of the genus Prototheca, which affects animals and human beings. The aim of the present article was to report a case of protothecosis in a 3 year old, female, French bulldog from the city of Mar del Plata, Argentina, with a history of chronic...

Author(s)
Spampinato, M. F.; Kujman, S.; Cantón, J.; Daglio, C.; Catena, M.
Publisher
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias de la Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (UNNE), Corrientes, Argentina
Citation
Revista Veterinaria, 2017, 28, 2, pp 168-171
Abstract

Protothecosis refers to disease of humans and animals caused by infection with fungus-like, colourless microalgae of the genus Prototheca. Although protothecosis remains an uncommon infection, increasing numbers of human and animal cases are being diagnosed worldwide. This review summarises major...

Author(s)
Masuda, M.; Jagielski, T.; Danesi, P.; Falcaro, C.; Bertola, M.; Krockenberger, M.; Malik, R.; Kano, R.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Mycopathologia, 2020, 186, 1, pp 143-152
Abstract

An adult dog was presented for chronic cough and a recent development of ulcerated, erythematous nares with nasal discharge. Cytology of enlarged peripheral lymph nodes revealed many intracellular and extracellular organisms. These round or rarely oval organisms measured approximately 5-9 µm in...

Author(s)
Whipple, K. M.; Wellehan, J. F.; Jeon, A. B.; Sabatino, B. R.; Frasca, S., Jr.; Popov, V. L.; Ossiboff, R.; Leissinger, M. K.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 2020, 49, 2, pp 326-332
Abstract

Protothecosis is an uncommon disease caused by algae of the genus Prototheca. In dogs, the infection is usually first localized to the colon but has the propensity to later disseminate hematogenously to many other organs, with marked tropism for the eyes and central nervous system. Diagnosis is...

Author(s)
Falcaro, C.; Furlanello, T.; Binanti, D.; Fondati, A.; Bonfanti, U.; Krockenberger, M.; Malik, R.; Danesi, P.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 2021, 33, 1, pp 156-161

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