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Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Nov;14(11):1743-6. doi: 10.3201/eid1411.070854.

Successful treatment of disseminated Acanthamoeba sp. infection with miltefosine.

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Pulmonological Centre, Otto Wagner Hospital, Vienna, Austria. alexander.aichelburg@wienkav.at

Abstract

We report on an HIV-negative but immunocompromised patient with disseminated acanthamoebiasis, granulomatous, amoebic encephalitis and underlying miliary tuberculosis and tuberculous meningitis. The patient responded favorably to treatment with miltefosine, an alkylphosphocholine. The patient remained well with no signs of infection 2 years after treatment cessation.

PMID:
18976559
PMCID:
PMC2630722
DOI:
10.3201/eid1411.070854
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