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Neuropathology. 2011 Apr;31(2):183-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1789.2010.01151.x.

Acanthamoeba meningoencephalitis in an immunocompetent patient: an autopsy case report.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India.


Chronic granulomatous CNS infections may be caused by tuberculosis, fungi and rarely by free-living amoeba, especially in immunocompromised individuals. We report a rare, fatal case of granulomatous amoebic encephalitis in an immunocompetent patient mimicking CNS tuberculosis, and review the imageological features and diagnostic tests.

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