Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba amebic encephalitis with neurotoxoplasmosis coinfection in a patient with advanced HIV infection

Paula Pietrucha-Dilanchian, Joseph C. Chan, Amilcar Castellano-Sanchez, Alicia Hirzel, Panthipa Laowansiri, Claudio Tuda, Govinda S. Visvesvara, Yvonne Qvarnstrom, Kenneth R. Ratzan

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Abstract

We describe a patient with advanced HIV infection and Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba amebic encephalitis with Toxoplasma gondii coinfection. A multidisciplinary effort and state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques were required for diagnosis. Our patient is the first reported case of an HIV-infected person with dual Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba amebic encephalitis with neurotoxoplasmosis coinfection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1128-1131
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Balamuthia mandrillaris
Cerebral Toxoplasmosis
Acanthamoeba
Encephalitis
Coinfection
HIV Infections
Toxoplasma
HIV

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Pietrucha-Dilanchian, P., Chan, J. C., Castellano-Sanchez, A., Hirzel, A., Laowansiri, P., Tuda, C., ... Ratzan, K. R. (2012). Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba amebic encephalitis with neurotoxoplasmosis coinfection in a patient with advanced HIV infection. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50(3), 1128-1131. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.06252-11

Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba amebic encephalitis with neurotoxoplasmosis coinfection in a patient with advanced HIV infection. / Pietrucha-Dilanchian, Paula; Chan, Joseph C.; Castellano-Sanchez, Amilcar; Hirzel, Alicia; Laowansiri, Panthipa; Tuda, Claudio; Visvesvara, Govinda S.; Qvarnstrom, Yvonne; Ratzan, Kenneth R.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 50, No. 3, 01.03.2012, p. 1128-1131.

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Pietrucha-Dilanchian, P, Chan, JC, Castellano-Sanchez, A, Hirzel, A, Laowansiri, P, Tuda, C, Visvesvara, GS, Qvarnstrom, Y & Ratzan, KR 2012, 'Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba amebic encephalitis with neurotoxoplasmosis coinfection in a patient with advanced HIV infection', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 1128-1131. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.06252-11
Pietrucha-Dilanchian, Paula ; Chan, Joseph C. ; Castellano-Sanchez, Amilcar ; Hirzel, Alicia ; Laowansiri, Panthipa ; Tuda, Claudio ; Visvesvara, Govinda S. ; Qvarnstrom, Yvonne ; Ratzan, Kenneth R. / Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba amebic encephalitis with neurotoxoplasmosis coinfection in a patient with advanced HIV infection. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2012 ; Vol. 50, No. 3. pp. 1128-1131.
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