Amoeba angeitic lesions of the central nervous system in Balamuthia mandrilaris amoebiasis.

@article{RecavarrenArce1999AmoebaAL,
  title={Amoeba angeitic lesions of the central nervous system in Balamuthia mandrilaris amoebiasis.},
  author={Sixto Recavarren-Arce and C. U Leon Velarde and Eduardo Gotuzzo and Julio Tresierra Cabrera},
  journal={Human pathology},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          269-73
        }
}
Balamuthia mandrilaris amoebiasis is a fatal disease. It primarily affects the nasal pyramid or the skin, producing granulomatous amoebic lesions. The amoeba spread from the primary nasal lesion to the meninges where they infiltrate vessels. Thrombotic amoebic angitis produce infarcts of the central nervous system substance which then become infiltrated by amoeba. The primary cutaneous lesion can be present for weeks or even months. However, the appearance of neurological disease predicts a… CONTINUE READING
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