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Pediatr Neurosurg. 1997 Feb;26(2):107-11.

Balamuthia mandrillaris meningoencephalitis presenting with acute hydrocephalus.

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Department of Surgery (Neurosurgery), University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA.

Abstract

The leptomyxid amoeba Balamuthia mandrillaris, previously believed to be a harmless soil-inhabiting organism, is now known to be a rare but consistently lethal cause of meningoencephalitis in humans. We report a case of amebic meningoencephalitis caused by B. mandrillaris which presented as a febrile illness with acute hydrocephalus.

PMID:
9419041
DOI:
10.1159/000121172
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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