Encephalitis due to a free-living amoeba (Balamuthia mandrillaris): case report with literature review.

@article{Deol2000EncephalitisDT,
  title={Encephalitis due to a free-living amoeba (Balamuthia mandrillaris): case report with literature review.},
  author={I Deol and Liliana Anguiano Robledo and Andr{\'e}s Meza and Govinda S. Visvesvara and Russell J Andrews},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={611-6}
}
BACKGROUND Amebic infections can spread to the central nervous system with a lengthy but usually fatal course. A typical case is presented to raise awareness of this increasingly reported infectious process that may have a more favorable outcome if diagnosed in its early stages. CASE DESCRIPTION A 38-year-old male presented with an ulcerating 10 x 8 cm mass on his thigh and smaller skin nodules. In less than 6 months seizures developed due to granulomatous lesions of the brain. Biopsies… CONTINUE READING

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