Amoebic meningoencephalitis

Case contributed by Giuseppe Rojas


Decreased level of consciousness, fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and skin lesion in the lumbar region

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Male

Multiple hypodense images in both cerebral hemispheres, cerebellum and brainstem without enhancement with contrast application of evidence. Images compatible with multiple infarcts.

Case Discussion

Pathological-anatomy study shows necrosis with abundant free-living amoebae.

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Case information

rID: 47977
Published: 12th Sep 2016
Last edited: 12th Sep 2016
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