Balamuthia mandrillaris amoebic encephalitis: an emerging parasitic infection.

@article{Bravo2012BalamuthiaMA,
  title={Balamuthia mandrillaris amoebic encephalitis: an emerging parasitic infection.},
  author={Francisco G Bravo and Carlos R Seas},
  journal={Current infectious disease reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={391-6}
}
Balamuthia mandrillaris is a free living amoeba that can be isolated from soil. It is an emerging pathogen causing skin lesions as well as CNS involvement with a fatal outcome if untreated. The infection has been described more commonly in inmunocompetent individuals, mostly males, many children, and with a predilection for population with Hispanic… CONTINUE READING