Algaemia refers to the condition where green algae is found in the blood.

It has been observed in an immunocompetent patient after removal of a Hickman catheter.[1]

In cows, it has been observed to be caused by Prototheca blaschkeae.[2]

In humans, it has been observed to be caused by Prototheca wickerhamii.[3]


  1. Gaur, S.; Marrin, C.; Barnes, R. (2009). "Disseminated protothecosis following traumatic Hickman line removal in a patient with leukaemia". Medical Mycology. 48 (2): 1–4. doi:10.1080/13693780903188698. PMID 19688631.
  2. Thompson, G.; Silva, E.; Marques, S.; Muller, A.; Carvalheira, J. (2009). "Algaemia in a dairy cow by Prototheca blaschkeae". Medical Mycology. 47 (5): 1–5. doi:10.1080/13693780802566341. PMID 19301176.
  3. Mohabeer, A. J.; Kaplan, P. J.; Southern Jr, P. M.; Gander, R. M. (1997). "Algaemia due to Prototheca wickerhamii in a patient with myasthenia gravis". Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 35 (12): 3305–3307. PMC 230169. PMID 9399541.

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