A case of successful treatment of cutaneous Acanthamoeba infection in a lung transplant recipient.

@article{Walia2007ACO,
  title={A case of successful treatment of cutaneous Acanthamoeba infection in a lung transplant recipient.},
  author={Rajiv Walia and Jos{\'e} Luis Gonz{\'a}lez Montoya and Govinda Visvesvera and Gregory C. Booton and Ramona Doyle},
  journal={Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={
          51-4
        }
}
Acanthamoeba species are known to cause 2 well-described entities: (1) granulomatous amoebic encephalitis (GAE), which usually affects immunocompromised hosts, and (2) keratitis, which typically follows trauma associated with contamination of water or contact lenses. Less common manifestations include pneumonitis and a subacute granulomatous dermatitis. We describe a case of granulomatous dermatitis secondary to Acanthamoeba infection in a lung transplant recipient and a successful outcome… CONTINUE READING
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