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Balamuthia mandrillaris in South America: an emerging potential hidden pathogen in Peru

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dc.contributor.author Cabello-Vilchez, Alfonso M.
dc.contributor.author Rodriguez-Zaragoza, Salvador
dc.contributor.author Pinero, Jose
dc.contributor.author Valladares, Basilio
dc.contributor.author Lorenzo-Morales, Jacob
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-10T18:11:33Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-10T18:11:33Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/7983
dc.description.abstract Balamuthia mandrillaris is a free living amoeba that can be isolated from soil. It is an emerging pathogen causing skin lesions as well as CNS involvement with a fatal outcome if untreated. Further, infections can sometimes can also appear in peripheral areas such as extremities (usually knee), or trunk. Moreover, it often progresses to an infiltrative lesion that occasionally becomes ulcerated. In countries like Peru, a skin lesion will precede other symptoms. This primary cutaneous lesion can be present for weeks or even months. However, the appearance of neurological disease predicts a poor prognosis. Diagnosis requires a high level of suspicion. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1090-2449
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Amebiasis/drug therapy/epidemiology/parasitology/pathology en_US
dc.subject Animals en_US
dc.subject Balamuthia mandrillaris en_US
dc.subject Balamuthia mandrillaris/growth & development/pathogenicity/physiology en_US
dc.subject El Nino-Southern Oscillation en_US
dc.subject Emerging pathogen en_US
dc.subject Encephalitis in American Latin en_US
dc.subject Global Warming en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Life Cycle Stages en_US
dc.subject Peru/epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Skin Diseases, Parasitic/drug therapy/epidemiology/parasitology/pathology en_US
dc.subject Skin lesion en_US
dc.subject Soil/parasitology en_US
dc.subject South America en_US
dc.title Balamuthia mandrillaris in South America: an emerging potential hidden pathogen in Peru en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exppara.2014.05.007
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE


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