Rare Case of Meningoencephalitis Due to Aspergillus and Acanthamoeba Coinfection

Khanna, Vinay and Tilak, Kriti and Prabhu, Mukhyaprana M and Priya, Padma and Khanna, Ruchee (2015) Rare Case of Meningoencephalitis Due to Aspergillus and Acanthamoeba Coinfection. Human Parasitic Diseases, 7. pp. 19-23.

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Abstract

Aspergillus and Acanthamoeba cause central nervous system (CNS) infection mostly in immunocompromised hosts, disseminating via the hematogenous route from a primary focus in the respiratory tract. We are presenting a case of an immunocompetent patient diagnosed with Aspergillus and Acanthamoeba coinfection of the CNS, a rare finding. A positive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) galactomannan antigen test confirmed the presence of Aspergillus, and direct visualization in CSF sample and culture confirmed the presence of Acanthamoeba.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aspergillus; Acanthamoeba; CNS
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2016 09:00
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2016 09:00
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145040

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