Acanthamoeba meningoencephalitis in an immunocompetent patient: An autopsy case report


Megha S. Uppin, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad 500082, India. Email:


Chronic granulomatous CNS infections may be caused by tuberculosis, fungi and rarely by free-living amoeba, especially in immunocompromised individuals. We report a rare, fatal case of granulomatous amoebic encephalitis in an immunocompetent patient mimicking CNS tuberculosis, and review the imageological features and diagnostic tests.