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Pythiosis

Medical Mycology

Subcutaneous Mycoses

  1. Leonel Mendoza MSc PhD Associate Professor

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0149

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Mendoza, L. 2010. Pythiosis. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Michigan State University, Medical Technology Program, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, East Lansing, MI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    History
  • 2
    Taxonomy and Morphological Features of Pythium insidiosum
  • 3
    Epidemiology
  • 4
    Distribution
  • 5
    Life Cycle of Pythium insidiosum
  • 6
    Clinical and Pathological Signs of Infections Caused by Pythium insidiosum
  • 7
    Immunology
  • 8
    Laboratory Diagnosis
  • 9
    Treatment

Keywords:

  • pythiosis;
  • oomycetous genus Pythium-ecologically and physiologically unique;
  • Pythium insidiosum-in kingdom Straminipila, class Oomycetes, order Pythiales;
  • P. insidiosum developing fungal-like sparsely septate hyphae;
  • Pythium spp., ecologically versatile microorganisms;
  • life cycle of Pythium insidiosum;
  • human pythiosis;
  • DNA-based diagnostic assays