Acanthamoeba encephalitis in an immunocompetent child and review of the imaging features of intracranial acanthamoebic infections in immunocompetent patients

Mohammad Hanafiah, Shahizon Azura Mohamed Mukari, Mohd Farhan Hamdan, Sau Wei Wong, Kanaheswari P. Yoganathan

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Abstract

Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis caused by Acanthamoeba is a rare entity mainly affecting immunocompromised patients. We reported a case of Acanthamoeba encephalitis of a 1-year-old immunocompetent child and described the CT and MRI findings of the brain, while reviewing the relevant literatures. The imaging findings of Acanthamoeba meningoencepalitis in immunocompetent patients are non-specific and pose a diagnostic challenge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-184
Number of pages6
JournalNeurology Asia
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

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Keywords

  • Acanthamoeba
  • Computed tomography
  • Encephalitis
  • Granulomatous
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

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  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Acanthamoeba encephalitis in an immunocompetent child and review of the imaging features of intracranial acanthamoebic infections in immunocompetent patients. / Hanafiah, Mohammad; Mohamed Mukari, Shahizon Azura; Hamdan, Mohd Farhan; Wong, Sau Wei; P. Yoganathan, Kanaheswari.

In: Neurology Asia, Vol. 23, No. 2, 01.06.2018, p. 179-184.

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