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

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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.

LanguageEnglish
Pages179-184
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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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