Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) has been implicated in the survival and regeneration of adult rat retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Expression of CNTF and its receptors, ciliary neurotrophic factor receptor alpha (CNTFRalpha) and leukemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIFR) was studied in normal, 6-h, 1-, and 3-day optic nerve transected retinas. Optic nerve… (More)
Balamuthia mandrillaris is an emerging cause of subacute granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE). The diagnosis of this infection has proven to be difficult and is usually made postmortem. Early recognition and treatment may offer some benefit. This report describes a previously healthy woman who died from GAE due to B. mandrillaris.
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