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Acanthamoeba infection in an interhemispheric ependymal cyst: a case report.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Free-living amoebae are known to cause fatal granulomatous encephalitis in immunocompromised individuals. They are also known to present as multifocal parenchymal lesions, pseudotumoral lesions, meningeal exudates, hemorrhagic infarcts, and necrosis in the brain. However, Acanthamoeba infection in an intracranial ependymal cyst has not been reported in the literature. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 25-year-old immunocompetent man presented with a suspected interhemispheric arachnoid cyst. T...

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Journal:
Surgical neurology
Volume:
72
Issue:
2
Pages:
185-189
Publication date:
2009-08-05
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EISSN:
1879-3339
ISSN:
0090-3019
URN:
uuid:c4f96d39-1b3f-480a-a5f8-e0813b8626c8
Source identifiers:
311487
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pubs:311487

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