Balamuthia mandrillaris infection of the skin and central nervous system: an emerging disease of concern to many specialties in medicine.

@article{Bravo2011BalamuthiaMI,
  title={Balamuthia mandrillaris infection of the skin and central nervous system: an emerging disease of concern to many specialties in medicine.},
  author={Francisco G Bravo and Patricia J Alvarez and Eduardo Gotuzzo},
  journal={Current opinion in infectious diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={112-7}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Balamuthia mandrillaris infection of the skin and central nervous system has been increasingly reported in the last decade, making this entity a genuine emerging disease. The ability of the clinician in recognizing the skin lesion early in the course of the disease may lead to a successful therapeutic intervention in an otherwise fatal disease. RECENT FINDINGS In the past years, advances have been made regarding knowledge about the ubiquity of the ameba in the environment… CONTINUE READING

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