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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.
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 occurs sporadically in dogs around the world, with few cases documented in Europe. Protothecosis causes infection of the large bowel, central nervous system and eyes. It is progressive and has a poor prognosis. We describe dogs affected by protothecosis in Italy and review the current ...

Author(s)
Bottero, E.; Mercuriali, E.; Abramo, F.; Dedola, B.; Martella, V.; Zini, E.
Publisher
Fairdrucker GmbH, Purkersdorf, Austria
Citation
Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift, 2016, 103, 1/2, pp 17-21
Abstract

Purpose: To examine a series of 14 cases of canine ocular protothecosis from archived cases from the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin (COPLOW), and compare gross and histologic findings. Methods: Archival records from COPLOW were searched for canine cases of ocular ...

Author(s)
Shank, A. M. M.; Dubielzig, R. D.; Teixeira, L. B. C.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Ophthalmology, 2015, 18, 5, pp 437-442
Abstract

A case of protothecosis causing endocarditis and septic shock in a dog is described. A four year-old male Labrador retriever was referred to the hospital with a history of two years of chronic diarrhea and several weeks of vestibular signs. The dog was started on antibiotic treatment but continued...

Author(s)
Merbl, Y.; Chai, O.; Shamir, M. H.; Ederi, N.; Nivy, R.; Aroch, I.; Bruchim, Y.
Publisher
Israel Veterinary Medical Association, Raanana, Israel
Citation
Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 2018, 73, 1, pp 64-67
Abstract

Protothecosis is a disease caused by saprophyte aerobic unicellular algae belonging to the genus Prototheca. In dogs, it mainly occurs as a disseminated form, with initial clinical manifestations often referable to the gastrointestinal tract, followed by typical ocular and neurological signs. So...

Author(s)
Carfora, V.; Noris, G.; Caprioli, A.; Iurescia, M.; Stravino, F.; Franco, A.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Mycopathologia, 2017, 182, 5/6, pp 603-608
Abstract

A two-year-old intact female collie presented with a tentative diagnosis of systemic blastomycosis based on compatible clinical signs and history and a positive urine Blastomyces antigen enzyme immunoassay. The dog was subsequently correctly diagnosed with protothecosis based on ocular and paw pad...

Author(s)
Milley, C. D.; Labelle, P.; Tolar, E.; Griffin, J.; Reeder, C.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record Case Reports, 2015, 3, 1, pp e000225
Abstract

Prototheca spp. are unicellular, saprophytically living algae. Although these microorganisms belong to the phylogenetic group of the green algae, they are colorless due to the absence of chlorophyll. Therefore their metabolism is characterized as obligate heterotrophic. Macroscopically they bear a...

Author(s)
Irrgang, A.
Publisher
Mensch & Buch Verlag, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Proteinbiochemische Charakterisierung von Antigenen pathogener Prototheken-Spezies, 2016, pp iv + 79 pp.
Abstract

Protothecosis is a rare disease caused by environmental algae of the genus Prototheca. These are saprophytic, non-photosynthetic, aerobic, colorless algae that belong to the Chlorellaceae family. Seven different species have been described. Prototheca zopfii genotype 2 and P. wickerhamii are most...

Author(s)
Silveira, C. S.; Cesar, D.; Keating, M. K.; DeLeon-Carnes, M.; Armién, A. G.; Luhers, M.; Riet-Correa, F.; Giannitti, F.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Mycopathologia, 2018, 183, 5, pp 853-858

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