Fatal Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection associated with improper nasal lavage.
Amoeba; Amoebic encephalitis; Balamuthia mandrillaris; Infectious encephalitis; Nasal lavage
We report the case of a 69-year-old female who presented with a chronic nasal skin rash, new onset focal seizure, and a cerebral ring-enhancing lesion after a year of improper nasal irrigation. Despite aggressive and novel anti-amoebic treatment, she died as a result of a Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection.
Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)
Piper, Keenan J; Foster, Haidn; Susanto, Daniel; Maree, Cynthia L; Thornton, Sean D; and Cobbs, Charles S, "Fatal Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection associated with improper nasal lavage." (2018). Journal Articles and Abstracts. 693.