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Cutaneous Protothecosis
Shi-Tai Liu, Yue-Zon Kuan, Heng-Leong Chan, Tseng-Tong Kuo
Dermatol Sinica 8: 213-219, 1990

A 72-year-old male presented with a l-month history of an extensive ulcerative erythematous plaque on the right forearm. Histopathologic findings of a skin biopsy specimen demonstrated yeast-like organisms with endosporulation. Fungal culture grew Prototheca wickerhamii. The lesion showed response to treatment with oral ketoconazole.

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