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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 298-300

Emergence of balamuthia mandrillaris meningoencephalitis in India


1 Department of Medical Parasitology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
3 Department of Histopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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B D Radotra
Department of Histopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.154887

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We report two cases of fatal chronic meningoencephalitis caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris in immunocompetent men. Diagnosis of amoebic meningoencephalitis was made ante-mortem in one case and postmortem in another by histopathological examination and confirmed by demonstration of B. mandrillaris deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).






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