Cutaneous protothecosis in a patient receiving immunosuppressive therapy.

Abstract

A 30-year-old recipient of a renal transplant, who was receiving immunosuppressive therapy, developed cutaneous abscesses from which an organism of the genus Prototheca was cultured. The patient died of Klebsiella septicemia. At the time of death, pure cultures of Prototheca and Candida organisms were grown from separate skin lesions. Prototheca is a genus… (More)

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