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Rare disease
Unexpected postmortem diagnosis of acanthamoeba meningoencephalitis in an immunocompetent child
  1. Fariba Binesh1,
  2. Mehran Karimi2,
  3. Hossein Navabii3
  1. 1Department of Pathology, Shahid Sadoghi Hospital, Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, Shahid Sadoghi Hospital, Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran
  3. 3Shahid Sadoghi Hospital, Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fariba Binesh, binesh44{at}yahoo.com

Summary

Meningoencephalitis caused by Acanthamoeba spp. is a rare opportunistic infection, difficult to diagnose and treat, which causes death in almost all cases. Here, the authors report a 5-year-old Iranian immunocompetent girl who died of fulminant acanthamoeba meningoencephalitis. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first case of acanthamoeba meningoencephalitis in Iran.

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