Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology


Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 928--30

Acanthamoebae presenting as primary meningoencephalitis in AIDS.


M Kumar, R Jain, K Tripathi, R Tandon, AK Gulati, A Garg, J Gart 
 Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Correspondence Address:
M Kumar
Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

A rare case of Acanthamoebae meningoencephalitis is diagnosed in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of a 24 years old male suffering from acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patient on the basis of bright field microscopy and culture growth on non-nutrient agar with Escherichia coli. This case illustrates that Acanthamoebae should be considered in the differential diagnosis of meningoencephalitis in AIDS in addition to tuberculosis and cryptococcus infection in tropical areas.


How to cite this article:
Kumar M, Jain R, Tripathi K, Tandon R, Gulati A K, Garg A, Gart J. Acanthamoebae presenting as primary meningoencephalitis in AIDS. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2007;50:928-30


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Kumar M, Jain R, Tripathi K, Tandon R, Gulati A K, Garg A, Gart J. Acanthamoebae presenting as primary meningoencephalitis in AIDS. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Apr 10 ];50:928-30
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