Protothecosis complicating prolonged endotracheal intubation: case report and literature review.

@article{Iacoviello1992ProtothecosisCP,
  title={Protothecosis complicating prolonged endotracheal intubation: case report and literature review.},
  author={Vito R. Iacoviello and P C Degirolami and J W Lucarini and K B Sutker and Mark E. Williams and Christine A. Wanke},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1992},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={959-67}
}
Prototheca species are ubiquitous, aerobic, unicellular algae closely related to the green algae Chlorella. Their involvement in human disease--in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients--has been reported with increasing frequency. The wide array of presentations has included cutaneous, subcutaneous, mucosal, bursal, catheter-related, and (in rare instances) systemic disease. We report a case of protothecosis complicating prolonged endotracheal intubation presenting as a… CONTINUE READING

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