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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 44

of 'Free-living amebas and Prototheca'

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Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba amebic encephalitis with neurotoxoplasmosis coinfection in a patient with advanced HIV infection.
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Pietrucha-Dilanchian P, Chan JC, Castellano-Sanchez A, Hirzel A, Laowansiri P, Tuda C, Visvesvara GS, Qvarnstrom Y, Ratzan KR
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J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Mar;50(3):1128-31. Epub 2011 Dec 14.
 
We describe a patient with advanced HIV infection and Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba amebic encephalitis with Toxoplasma gondii coinfection. A multidisciplinary effort and state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques were required for diagnosis. Our patient is the first reported case of an HIV-infected person with dual Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba amebic encephalitis with neurotoxoplasmosis coinfection.
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Division of Infectious Diseases, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA. pdilanchian@med.miami.edu
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