Successful Treatment of Acanthamoeba Meningoencephalitis in an Immunocompetent Child

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Öcal Demir S., Esen Besli G., Bucak A., Boral Ö. , Baysal B.

Journal Of Tropical Pediatrics, cilt.67, sa.2, ss.1-5, 2021 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Vaka Takdimi
  • Cilt numarası: 67 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Dergi Adı: Journal Of Tropical Pediatrics
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-5


Acanthamoeba meningoencephalitis is a very rare entity with high mortality rate. Its diagnosis is usually delated, and the optimal approach for its treatment is uncertain. In presented case, early diagnosis was made with direct examination of cerebral spinal fluid, and immediate initiation of accurate treatment with amphotericin B and fluconazole survived patient.