Successful Treatment of Disseminated Acanthamoeba sp. Infection with Miltefosine
Published Date:Nov 2008
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 14(11):1743-1746.
Granulomatous Acanthamoeba Encephalitis (GAE)
Immunocompromised Non–HIV-infected Patient
Description:We report on an HIV-negative but immunocompromised patient with disseminated acanthamoebiasis, granulomatous, amoebic encephalitis and underlying miliary tuberculosis and tuberculous meningitis. The patient responded favorably to treatment with miltefosine, an alkylphosphocholine. The patient remained well with no signs of infection 2 years after treatment cessation.
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