Prototheca wickerhamii mimicking yeast: A cautionary tale

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Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2011, 49 (8), pp. 3078 - 3081
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Prototheca spp. are environmental algae that may cause serious infection in the immunocompromised patient. Clinical manifestations may mimic other diseases. We present a case of fatal infection in a 78-year-old cardiac transplant recipient and discuss pitfalls in the clinical and laboratory diagnoses. Copyright © 2011, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
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