Case report of cutaneous protothecosis caused by Prototheca wickerhamii designated as genotype 2 and current status of human protothecosis in Japan.
- Maki Inoue,
- Azusa Miyashita,
- Hiromitsu Noguchi,
- Noriyuki Hirose,
- Kazuko Nishimura,
- Michiaki Masuda,
- Hironobu Ihn
J Dermatol 2017 Aug 16. Epub 2017 Aug 16.
Department of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan.
An 85-year-old Japanese woman presented with infiltrative erythema and ulceration on the extensor surface of her right forearm. Direct microscopic examination demonstrated spherical and morula-like sporangia, while histopathology revealed numerous microorganisms with a mulberry-like appearance in the dermis. Staining of the microorganisms also showed mulberry-like sporangia that resembled the spokes of a wheel. Read More