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Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 May;11(5):715-8.

Human pythiosis, Brazil.

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Department of Pathology, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil.

Abstract

Pythiosis, caused by Pythium insidiosum, occurs in humans and animals and is acquired from aquatic environments that harbor the emerging pathogen. Diagnosis is difficult because clinical and histopathologic features are not pathognomonic. We report the first human case of pythiosis from Brazil, diagnosed by using culture and rDNA sequencing.

PMID:
15890126
PMCID:
PMC3320381
DOI:
10.3201/eid1105.040943
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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