Poster presentation by LMLG at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Atlanta, GA, 11–15 November 2012.
First Clinical Case Report/First Clinical Case in Emerging Country
Entamoeba histolytica meningoencephalitis diagnosed by trophozoites in cerebrospinal fluid
Article first published online: 18 SEP 2013
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New Microbes and New Infections
Volume 1, Issue 1, pages 16–17, October 2013
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New Microbe New Infect 2013; 1: 16–17
- Issue published online: 1 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 18 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Received: 31 MAY 2013
- cerebrospinal fluid;
- Entamoeba histolytica ;
Entamoeba histolytica meningoencephalitis has not been described in the modern literature, which is distinct from that caused by free-living amoebae. We report the first case of E. histolytica meningoencephalitis without liver or brain abscesses. Cerebrospinal fluid revealed 2 + very motile trophozoites. Our patient was successfully treated with intravenous metronidazole.