Acanthamoeba encephalitis in an immunocompetent child and review of the imaging features of intracranial acanthamoebic infections in immunocompetent patients

Mohammad Hanafiah Kreah, Azura Mohamed Mukhari Shahizon, Mohd Farhan Hamdan, Sau Wei Wong, Yoganathan Kanaheswari

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Abstract

Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis caused by Acanthamoeba is a rare entity mainly affecting immunocompromised patients. We reported a case of Acanthamoeba encephalitis of a 1-year-old immunocompetent child and described the CT and MRI findings of the brain, while reviewing the relevant literatures. The imaging findings of Acanthamoeba meningoencepalitis in immunocompetent patients are non-specific and pose a diagnostic challenge.

LanguageEnglish
Pages179-184
Number of pages6
JournalNeurology Asia
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2018

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Acanthamoeba encephalitis in an immunocompetent child and review of the imaging features of intracranial acanthamoebic infections in immunocompetent patients. / Kreah, Mohammad Hanafiah; Shahizon, Azura Mohamed Mukhari; Hamdan, Mohd Farhan; Wong, Sau Wei; Kanaheswari, Yoganathan.

In: Neurology Asia, Vol. 23, No. 2, 01.06.2018, p. 179-184.

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Kreah, Mohammad Hanafiah ; Shahizon, Azura Mohamed Mukhari ; Hamdan, Mohd Farhan ; Wong, Sau Wei ; Kanaheswari, Yoganathan. / Acanthamoeba encephalitis in an immunocompetent child and review of the imaging features of intracranial acanthamoebic infections in immunocompetent patients. In: Neurology Asia. 2018 ; Vol. 23, No. 2. pp. 179-184.
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