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Keywords:

  • Amoebiasis;
  • cerebrospinal fluid;
  • Entamoeba histolytica ;
  • meningoencephalitis;
  • trophozoites

Abstract

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.