Pathogenic free-living amoebae: epidemiology and clinical review.

  title={Pathogenic free-living amoebae: epidemiology and clinical review.},
  author={Houaida Trabelsi and F. Dendana and Amira Sellami and Hayet Sellami and Fatma Cheikhrouhou and Sourour Neji and Fattouma Makni and Ali Ayadi},
  volume={60 6},
Free-living amoebae are widely distributed in soil and water. Small number of them was implicated in human disease: Acanthamoeba spp., Naegleria fowleri, Balamuthia mandrillaris and Sappinia diploidea. Some of the infections were opportunistic, occurring mainly in immunocompromised hosts (Acanthamoeba and Balamuthia encephalitis) while others are non opportunistic (Acanthamoeba keratitis, Naegleria meningoencephalitis and some cases of Balamuthia encephalitis). Although, the number of… CONTINUE READING

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