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

Ong, Timothy Yu Yee * 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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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 Engineering and Technology [formerly School of Science and Technology until 2020] > Dept. Biological Sciences moved to SMLS wef 2021
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 09:51
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 08:31

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