Brain-eating amoebae: Predilection sites in the brain and disease outcome

Yu , Yee Ong, Timothy and Khan, Naveed Ahmed * and Siddiqui, Ruqaiyyah Bano * (2017) Brain-eating amoebae: Predilection sites in the brain and disease outcome. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. ISSN 0095-1137

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Abstract

Acanthamoeba spp. and Balamuthia mandrillaris are causative agents of granulomatous amoebic encephalitis (GAE), while Naegleria fowleri causes primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). PAM is an acute infection lasting few days, while GAE is a chronic to subacute infection that can last up to several months. Here, we present a literature review of 86 case reports from 1968 to 2016 in order to explore affinity of these amoebae towards particular sites of the brain, diagnostic modalities, treatment options and the disease outcome in a comparative manner.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Variant Title: CNS infections and free-living amoebae
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Sunway University > School of Science and Technology > Dept. Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 09:51
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 09:51
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/487

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