Granulomatous Amebic Encephalitis

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A parasitic protozoa infectious disease that results in infection of the brain caused by Acanthamoeba or Balamuthia mandrillaris. The symptoms include headaches, altered mental status, and focal neurologic deficit, which progresses over several weeks to death.

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Acanthamoeba encephalitis  ; Acanthamoeba granulomatous encephalitis  ; Granulomatous Amebic Encephalitis due to Acanthamoeba  ; granulomatous amoebic encephalitis  ;

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