Journal Article

Successful Treatment of <i>Balamuthia mandrillaris</i> Amoebic Infection with Extensive Neurological and Cutaneous Involvement

Dalila Y. Martínez, Carlos Seas, Francisco Bravo, Pedro Legua, Cesar Ramos, Alfonso M. Cabello and Eduardo Gotuzzo

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 51, issue 2, pages e7-e11
Published in print July 2010 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2010 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/653609
Successful Treatment of Balamuthia mandrillaris Amoebic Infection with Extensive Neurological and Cutaneous Involvement

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Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris is an uncommon infection for which there is no optimal therapy. We describe a young, female patient who presented with extensive cutaneous and neurological involvement and who recovered after receiving prolonged treatment with miltefosine, fluconazole, and albendazole.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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