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, vol.67, no.2, pp.1-5, 2021 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Journal Of Tropical Pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Index Islamicus, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-5
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.