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    Granulomatous Encephalitis: Protothecosis Excluded? (2016)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Hench, Juergen
    Hewer, Ekkehard
    Lass-Flörl, Cornelia
    Stippich, Christoph
    Tolnay, Markus
    Rusche, Norman
    Sonderegger, Beat
    Sailer, Martin
    Lyrer, Philippe
    Peters, Nils
    Frank, Stephan
    Roschanski, Nicole (WE 10)
    Rösler, Uwe (WE 10)
    Quelle
    Histopathology; 69(6) — S. 1082–1084
    ISSN: 0309-0167
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Verweise
    DOI: 10.1111/his.13020
    Pubmed: 27334617
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    We report two cases of unclear granulomatous encephalitis where pathogenic algae, genus Prototheca, were identified as causative agent. Granulomatous encephalitis is - after exclusion of cause - per definition diagnosed and managed as neurosarcoidosis. However, protothecal infections go undetected by standard bacterial and fungal rDNA screening. As cerebral protothecosis is potentially treatable, raising awareness for this condition is relevant, because therapeutic immunosuppression is to be avoided. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.