Title

Fatal Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection associated with improper nasal lavage.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-20-2018

Keywords

Amoeba; Amoebic encephalitis; Balamuthia mandrillaris; Infectious encephalitis; Nasal lavage

Abstract

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.

Clinical Institute

Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)

Department

Infectious Diseases

Department

Neurosciences

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