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Letter to the Editor

Are strains identified as <italic>Lagenidium</italic> sp from dogs actually cryptic isolates of <italic>Pythium insidiosum</italic>?

The article by Brown et al1 described the drug susceptibility for strains of the oomycetes Pythium insidiosum and Lagenidium sp isolated from dogs with subcutaneous and intestinal infections. However, we are apprehensive of the epithet Lagenidium sp and the corresponding term lagenidiosis in this publication because the authors who originally described lagenidiosis in dogs2,3 have never provided a detailed description for these strains as recommended by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.