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.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D328157065
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.