alexa Prototheca wickerhamii as a cause of neuroinfection in a child with congenital hydrocephalus. First case of human protothecosis in Poland.
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research & Reviews in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Author(s): Zak I, Jagielski T, Kwiatkowski S, Bielecki J

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Abstract This report describes a rare case of neuroinfection due to Prototheca wickerhamii in a child with severe, congenital hydrocephalus. The infection resolved completely after the patient was treated with oral ketoconazole, followed by intravenous fluconazole and amphotericin B. A probable source of infection was contamination during ventriculoperitoneal drain care procedures. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. This article was published in Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis and referenced in Research & Reviews in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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