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An exuberant case of protothecosis: an emergent disease in tropical dermatology.

  • Author(s): Melo, Raissa Rodriguez;
  • Rodrigues, Felipe Tavares;
  • Baka, Jessica Lana Lana Conceição e Silva;
  • Almeida, Maite Domingos;
  • Alves, Maria de Fatima Guimarães Scotelaro;
  • Gripp, Alexandre Carlos
  • et al.

Protothecosis is a rare condition caused by the aclorophylated algae of the genus Prototheca. We described an exuberant case treated as sporotrichosis with prolonged course which evolved to arm deformation. Itraconazole treatment for 8 months was inefective.

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