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 (US)
Pages (from-to)1128-1131
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Pietrucha-Dilanchian, P., Chan, J. C., Castellano-Sanchez, A., Hirzel, A., Laowansiri, P., Tuda, C., Visvesvara, G. S., Qvarnstrom, Y., & 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