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Fatal granulomatous amoebic encephalitis due to free-living amoebae in two boys in two different hospitals in Lima, Peru.

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dc.contributor.author Cabello-Vílchez, Alfonso Martín
dc.contributor.author Chura-Araujo, Miguel A.
dc.contributor.author Anicama Lima, William E.
dc.contributor.author Vela, César
dc.contributor.author Asencio, Angélica Y.
dc.contributor.author García, Hugo
dc.contributor.author Del Carmen Garaycochea, María
dc.contributor.author Náquira, César
dc.contributor.author Rojas, Elvis
dc.contributor.author Martínez, Dalila Y.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-06T20:57:45Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-06T20:57:45Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/7385
dc.description.abstract Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis caused by free-living amoebae is a rare condition that is difficult to diagnose and hard to treat, generally being fatal. Anti-amoebic treatment is often delayed because clinical signs and symptoms may hide the probable causing agent misleading the appropriate diagnostic test. There are four genera of free-living amoeba associated with human infection, Naegleria, Acanthamoeba sp., Balamuthia and Sappinia. Two boys were admitted with diagnosis of acute encephalitis. The history of having been in contact with swimming pools and rivers, supports the suspicion of an infection due to free-living amoebae. In both cases a brain biopsy was done, the histology confirmed granulomatous amoebic encephalitis with the presence of amoebic trophozoites. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1440-1789
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject acanthamoeba en_US
dc.subject balamuthia en_US
dc.subject CSF en_US
dc.subject encephalitis en_US
dc.title Fatal granulomatous amoebic encephalitis due to free-living amoebae in two boys in two different hospitals in Lima, Peru. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/neup.12617
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.25
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.01.09

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