Prototheca algaemia

A rare but fatal opportunistic infection among immunocompromised individuals

Chun Ting Yeh, Ming-Chi Li, Yin Ching Chuang, Hui Jine Hsu, Mei Feng Lee, Chun Cheng Zhang, Wen-Chien Ko, Hung Jen Tang

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Abstract

Infections due to Prototheca spp. are ubiquitous in nature, occurring in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. The study cohort consisted of 14 cases of Prototheca algaemia reported over the past 5 decades and 2 recent cases from study hospitals. Prototheca wickerhamii was the most common species. The overall mortality rate was 62.5%. Prototheca algaemia, a healthcare-associated infection, was observed in immunocompromised patients and was associated with a poor prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-525
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume66
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 27

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Prototheca
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  • Infectious Diseases

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Yeh, Chun Ting ; Li, Ming-Chi ; Chuang, Yin Ching ; Hsu, Hui Jine ; Lee, Mei Feng ; Zhang, Chun Cheng ; Ko, Wen-Chien ; Tang, Hung Jen. / Prototheca algaemia : A rare but fatal opportunistic infection among immunocompromised individuals. In: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2013 ; Vol. 66, No. 6. pp. 523-525.
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Prototheca algaemia : A rare but fatal opportunistic infection among immunocompromised individuals. / Yeh, Chun Ting; Li, Ming-Chi; Chuang, Yin Ching; Hsu, Hui Jine; Lee, Mei Feng; Zhang, Chun Cheng; Ko, Wen-Chien; Tang, Hung Jen.

In: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 66, No. 6, 27.11.2013, p. 523-525.

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