Parasitology Research

, Volume 112, Issue 12, pp 4015–4019

Diagnostic challenges in Balamuthia mandrillaris infections

  • Stephen A. Lobo
  • Kiran Patil
  • Shilpa Jain
  • Stephen Marks
  • Govinda S. Visvesvara
  • Michael Tenner
  • Alex Braun
  • Guiqing Wang
  • Marc Y. El Khoury
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00436-013-3592-z

Cite this article as:
Lobo, S.A., Patil, K., Jain, S. et al. Parasitol Res (2013) 112: 4015. doi:10.1007/s00436-013-3592-z

Abstract

Balamuthia mandrillaris is an emerging cause of subacute granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE). The diagnosis of this infection has proven to be difficult and is usually made postmortem. Early recognition and treatment may offer some benefit. This report describes a previously healthy woman who died from GAE due to B. mandrillaris.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen A. Lobo
    • 1
  • Kiran Patil
    • 2
  • Shilpa Jain
    • 3
  • Stephen Marks
    • 2
  • Govinda S. Visvesvara
    • 5
  • Michael Tenner
    • 4
  • Alex Braun
    • 3
  • Guiqing Wang
    • 3
  • Marc Y. El Khoury
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of MedicineNew York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyNew York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyNew York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyNew York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA
  5. 5.Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental DiseasesCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA

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