Balamuthia mandrillaris in South America: an emerging potential hidden pathogen in Perú.

@article{CabelloVlchez2014BalamuthiaMI,
  title={Balamuthia mandrillaris in South America: an emerging potential hidden pathogen in Per{\'u}.},
  author={Alfonso Mart{\'i}n Cabello-V{\'i}lchez and Salvador Rodr{\'i}guez-Zaragoza and Jos{\'e} Pi{\~n}ero and Basilio Valladares and Jacob Lorenzo-Morales},
  journal={Experimental parasitology},
  year={2014},
  volume={145 Suppl},
  pages={S10-9}
}
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. Further, infections can sometimes can also appear in peripheral areas such as extremities (usually knee), or trunk. Moreover, it often progresses to an infiltrative lesion that occasionally becomes ulcerated. In countries like Peru, a skin lesion will precede other symptoms. This primary cutaneous lesion can… CONTINUE READING