Naegleria and Acanthamoeba infections: review.

  title={Naegleria and Acanthamoeba infections: review.},
  author={Peinado Ma and Govinda S. Visvesvara and Augusto Julio Mart{\'i}nez and F H Theodore and P M Daggett and Thomas K. Sawyer},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  volume={12 3},
Infections caused by small, free-living amebas are still unfamiliar to many clinicians, pathologists, and laboratorians. As of 31 July 1989, more than 140 cases of primary amebic meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri and more than 40 cases of granulomatous amebic encephalitis caused by Acanthamoeba species (including two cases in patients with AIDS) and possibly by other free-living amebas had occurred worldwide. The recent increase in acanthamoeba keratitis (more than 200 cases… CONTINUE READING
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