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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1992 Feb;26(2 Pt 2):352-5.

Diagnosis of Acanthamoeba infection by cutaneous manifestations in a man seropositive to HIV.

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Department of Dermatology, New York University, New York.

Abstract

A case of Acanthamoeba infection with cutaneous manifestations in a man seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus is reported. The diagnosis was made by identification of amoebic trophozoites and cysts in tissue specimens. Two other cases of disseminated Acanthamoeba infection with similar skin findings in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome have been previously reported. Recognition of the cutaneous manifestations of acanthamoebiasis in patients seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus may lead to earlier diagnosis and improved therapy.

PMID:
1569257
DOI:
10.1016/0190-9622(92)70054-j
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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