Amoebic brain abscess

An amoebic brain abscess is a brain abscess caused by amoebas. It is particularly serious in patients with immunodeficiency.[1] It is very rare; the first case was reported in 1849.[2]

Amoebic brain abscess
SpecialtyInfectious disease 

It may be caused by Entamoeba histolytica.[2]

See also


  1. "Brain abscess". MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. 7 December 2014. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  2. Shah, AA; Shaikh, H; Karim, M (February 1994). "Amoebic brain abscess: a rare but serious complication of Entamoeba histolytica infection". Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. 57 (2): 240–1. doi:10.1136/jnnp.57.2.240-a. PMC 1072466. PMID 8126521.

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