Disseminated Prototheca wickerhamii infection with arthritis and tenosynovitis

Joan S. Pascual, Lucia L. Balos, Alan Baer

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Abstract

Achloric algae of the Prototheca species are a rare cause of infection in humans. These infections are usually localized to the skin, olecranon bursae, and tendon sheaths of the hands and wrists. Our patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and a chronic Prototheca wickerhamii skin infection of the hand developed tenosynovitis and arthritis of his ankle in the setting of a documented algemia. This is the first reported case of protothecal arthritis and tenosynovitis resulting from hematogenous dissemination. The reported musculoskeletal manifestations of protothecal infections are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1861-1865
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume31
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Prototheca
Tenosynovitis
Arthritis
Infection
Hand
Olecranon Process
Skin
Wrist
Ankle
Tendons
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Keywords

  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Algae
  • Infectious arthritis
  • Prototheca
  • Tenosynovitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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Disseminated Prototheca wickerhamii infection with arthritis and tenosynovitis. / Pascual, Joan S.; Balos, Lucia L.; Baer, Alan.

In: Journal of Rheumatology, Vol. 31, No. 9, 09.2004, p. 1861-1865.

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Pascual, Joan S. ; Balos, Lucia L. ; Baer, Alan. / Disseminated Prototheca wickerhamii infection with arthritis and tenosynovitis. In: Journal of Rheumatology. 2004 ; Vol. 31, No. 9. pp. 1861-1865.
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