Free-Living Amebae as Opportunistic Agents of Human Disease

@inproceedings{Visvesvara2010FreeLivingAA,
  title={Free-Living Amebae as Opportunistic Agents of Human Disease},
  author={Govinda S. Visvesvara},
  year={2010}
}
Members of the free-living amebic genera Acanthamoeba, Balamuthia, and Naegleria are known to cause infections of the central nervous system (CNS) of humans and other animals. Several species of Acanthamoeba cause an insidious and chronic disease, granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE), principally in immunocompromised hosts including persons infected with HIV/AIDS. Additionally, Acanthamoeba spp. also causes infection of the human cornea, Acanthamoeba keratitis. B. mandrillaris, the only… CONTINUE READING

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