Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis: ghost response of an immunocompromised host?

  title={Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis: ghost response of an immunocompromised host?},
  author={A. M. Baig},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  volume={63 Pt 12},
  • A. M. Baig
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of medical microbiology
  • Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba and Balamuthia mandrillaris spp. are known to cause fatal amoebic encephalitis. Here, I attempt to draw attention to these cases, which are reported as ‘granulomatous amoebic encephalitis’ (GAE), and their occurrence in immunocompromised individuals and patients with AIDS. GAE, like any other granulomatous inflammation, can occur only in the presence of ample numbers of CD4 Tlymphocytes. Extensive reviews of manuscripts published over a period of 50 years on this… CONTINUE READING
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