Balamuthia mandrillaris: A species of free-living soil amoeba in the family Balamuthiidae, causing AMEBIASIS and a deadly form of ENCEPHALITIS in humans.Amebiasis: Infection with any of various amebae. It is an asymptomatic carrier state in most individuals, but diseases ranging from chronic, mild diarrhea to fulminant dysentery may occur.Lobosea: A class of amoeboid EUKARYOTES that forms either filiform subpseudopodia or lobopodia. Characteristics include the absence of sorocarps, sporangia, or similar fruiting bodies. Lobosea were formerly members of the phylum Sarcomastigophora, subphylum Sarcodina, under the old five kingdom paradigm.Amoebozoa: A supergroup (some say phylum) of ameboid EUKARYOTES, comprising ARCHAMOEBAE; LOBOSEA; and MYCETOZOA.Central Nervous System Protozoal Infections: Infections of the brain, spinal cord, or meninges by single celled organisms of the former subkingdom known as protozoa. The central nervous system may be the primary or secondary site of protozoal infection. These diseases may occur as OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS or arise in immunocompetent hosts.Amoeba: A genus of ameboid protozoa. Characteristics include a vesicular nucleus and the formation of several lodopodia, one of which is dominant at a given time. Reproduction occurs asexually by binary fission.Encephalitis: Inflammation of the BRAIN due to infection, autoimmune processes, toxins, and other conditions. Viral infections (see ENCEPHALITIS, VIRAL) are a relatively frequent cause of this condition.Meningoencephalitis: An inflammatory process involving the brain (ENCEPHALITIS) and meninges (MENINGITIS), most often produced by pathogenic organisms which invade the central nervous system, and occasionally by toxins, autoimmune disorders, and other conditions.Naegleria fowleri: A species of parasitic protozoa having both an ameboid and flagellate stage in its life cycle. Infection with this pathogen produces PRIMARY AMEBIC MENINGOENCEPHALITIS.Amebicides: Agents which are destructive to amebae, especially the parasitic species causing AMEBIASIS in man and animal.Protozoan Infections: Infections with unicellular organisms formerly members of the subkingdom Protozoa.Trophozoites: Cells or feeding stage in the life cycle of sporozoan protozoa. In the malarial parasite, the trophozoite develops from the MEROZOITE and then splits into the SCHIZONT. Trophozoites that are left over from cell division can go on to form gametocytes.Acanthamoeba: A genus of free-living soil amoebae that produces no flagellate stage. Its organisms are pathogens for several infections in humans and have been found in the eye, bone, brain, and respiratory tract.Fatal Outcome: Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.Pentamidine: Antiprotozoal agent effective in trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, and some fungal infections; used in treatment of PNEUMOCYSTIS pneumonia in HIV-infected patients. It may cause diabetes mellitus, central nervous system damage, and other toxic effects.DNA, Protozoan: Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of protozoa.Opportunistic Infections: An infection caused by an organism which becomes pathogenic under certain conditions, e.g., during immunosuppression.Antibodies, Protozoan: Immunoglobulins produced in a response to PROTOZOAN ANTIGENS.Antiprotozoal Agents: Substances that are destructive to protozoans.RNA, Ribosomal, 18S: Constituent of the 40S subunit of eukaryotic ribosomes. 18S rRNA is involved in the initiation of polypeptide synthesis in eukaryotes.Granuloma: A relatively small nodular inflammatory lesion containing grouped mononuclear phagocytes, caused by infectious and noninfectious agents.Contact Inhibition: Arrest of cell locomotion or cell division when two cells come into contact.Naegleria: A free-living soil amoeba pathogenic to humans and animals. It occurs also in water and sewage. The most commonly found species in man is NAEGLERIA FOWLERI which is the pathogen for primary amebic meningoencephalitis in primates.Air Conditioning: The maintenance of certain aspects of the environment within a defined space to facilitate the function of that space; aspects controlled include air temperature and motion, radiant heat level, moisture, and concentration of pollutants such as dust, microorganisms, and gases. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Copyright: It is a form of protection provided by law. In the United States this protection is granted to authors of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. (from Circular of the United States Copyright Office, 6/30/2008)Software: Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.Skin Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the SKIN.Skin: The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.Licensure: The legal authority or formal permission from authorities to carry on certain activities which by law or regulation require such permission. It may be applied to licensure of institutions as well as individuals.Nose: A part of the upper respiratory tract. It contains the organ of SMELL. The term includes the external nose, the nasal cavity, and the PARANASAL SINUSES.Moral Obligations: Duties that are based in ETHICS, rather than in law.West Nile Fever: A mosquito-borne viral illness caused by the WEST NILE VIRUS, a FLAVIVIRUS and endemic to regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Common clinical features include HEADACHE; FEVER; maculopapular rash; gastrointestinal symptoms; and lymphadenopathy. MENINGITIS; ENCEPHALITIS; and MYELITIS may also occur. The disease may occasionally be fatal or leave survivors with residual neurologic deficits. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, p13; Lancet 1998 Sep 5;352(9130):767-71)Organ Transplantation: Transference of an organ between individuals of the same species or between individuals of different species.West Nile virus: A species of FLAVIVIRUS, one of the Japanese encephalitis virus group (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, JAPANESE). It can infect birds and mammals. In humans, it is seen most frequently in Africa, Asia, and Europe presenting as a silent infection or undifferentiated fever (WEST NILE FEVER). The virus appeared in North America for the first time in 1999. It is transmitted mainly by CULEX spp mosquitoes which feed primarily on birds, but it can also be carried by the Asian Tiger mosquito, AEDES albopictus, which feeds mainly on mammals.Transplants: Organs, tissues, or cells taken from the body for grafting into another area of the same body or into another individual.Kidney Transplantation: The transference of a kidney from one human or animal to another.Transplantation: Transference of a tissue or organ from either an alive or deceased donor, within an individual, between individuals of the same species, or between individuals of different species.Liver Abscess, Amebic: Single or multiple areas of PUS due to infection by any ameboid protozoa (AMEBIASIS). A common form is caused by the ingestion of ENTAMOEBA HISTOLYTICA.Dysentery, Amebic: DYSENTERY caused by intestinal amebic infection, chiefly with ENTAMOEBA HISTOLYTICA. This condition may be associated with amebic infection of the LIVER and other distant sites.Entamoeba histolytica: A species of parasitic protozoa causing ENTAMOEBIASIS and amebic dysentery (DYSENTERY, AMEBIC). Characteristics include a single nucleus containing a small central karyosome and peripheral chromatin that is finely and regularly beaded.Entamoebiasis: Infection with amoebae of the genus ENTAMOEBA. Infection with E. histolytica causes DYSENTERY, AMEBIC and LIVER ABSCESS, AMEBIC.Entamoeba: A genus of ameboid protozoa characterized by the presence of beaded chromatin on the inner surface of the nuclear membrane. Its organisms are parasitic in invertebrates and vertebrates, including humans.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Liver Abscess: Solitary or multiple collections of PUS within the liver as a result of infection by bacteria, protozoa, or other agents.

Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris. (1/5)

A 51-year-old immunocompetent Japanese woman presented with a rare case of granulomatous amoebic encephalitis (GAE) caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris. She was brought to our hospital with epilepsy. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed a homogeneously enhanced solitary mass in the left frontal lobe. Histological diagnosis was made by a biopsy, which suggested lymphomatoid granulomatosis. After that, her neurological condition got worse. New masses were found and had spread across the whole brain. She died 2 months later of cerebral hernia. Autopsy revealed that the patient had GAE caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris. GAE is usually fatal, and is difficult to diagnose except at autopsy. Therefore, awareness of this disease is important, and earlier diagnosis and the development of a better therapeutic strategy will improve clinical outcome.  (+info)

Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba amebic encephalitis with neurotoxoplasmosis coinfection in a patient with advanced HIV infection. (2/5)

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Fatal Balamuthia amebic encephalitis in a healthy child: a case report with review of survival cases. (3/5)

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Investigational drug available directly from CDC for the treatment of infections with free-living amebae. (4/5)

Infections caused by free-living amebae (FLA) are severe and life-threatening. These infections include primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) caused by Naegleria fowleri and granulomatous amebic encephalitis caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba species. Although several drugs have in vitro activity against FLA, mortality from these infections remains>90% despite treatment with combinations of drugs.  (+info)

Successful treatment of granulomatous amoebic encephalitis with combination antimicrobial therapy. (5/5)

Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis (GAE) is a rare but fatal infection. Due to its nonspecific symptoms and laboratory and neuroradiological findings, it is rarely diagnosed antemortem. We herein present the case of a 72-year-old Japanese woman who was diagnosed with GAE following the detection of a pathogen similar to Balamuthia mandrillaris under a microscopic examination of cerebrospinal fluid sediment and who achieved remission with combination antimicrobial therapy. There are no previous reports of pathogens similar to B. mandrillaris being detected in cerebrospinal fluid antemortem; therefore, this case may be used as a benchmark for further studies.  (+info)

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Sewell DL, Golper TA, et al. Stability of single and combination antimicrobial agents in various peritoneal dialysates in the presence of insulin and heparin. Am J Kidney Dis 1983; 3:209-12.. ...
Authors: MURAT CENGİZ, GÜLÇE HEPBOSTANCI Abstract: In this study, combination antimicrobial therapy, due to its higher potential against resistant bacteria, was evaluated for the inhibition of multidrug-resistant E. coli strains. The influence of pH as an environmental variable on the activity of antimicrobial combinations was evaluated by calculating the factional concentration indexes at pH values 5.0, 6.0, 7.3, and 8.0. The highest synergistic activity rates of ceftriaxone + colistin, danofloxacin + colistin, danofloxacin + ceftiofur, and ceftiofur + gentamicin combinations were 50%, 33%, 100%, and 50%, respectively measured at ≥7.3 pH. The lowest synergistic activity rates for all combinations were observed at the acidic pH values of 5.0 and 6.0. The results of this study clearly demonstrated that acidic pH of the medium impaired the activity of the antimicrobial combinations. Although ceftriaxone and ceftiofur exert optimal activity at acidic pH values, the synergistic activity of the ...
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Case histories are presented of 2 individuals (a 5-year-old girl and 64-year-old man) who developed encephalitis caused by the free-living amoeba Balamuthia mandrillaris Both individuals survived after diagnosis and initiation of effective antimicrobial therapy. Immunostaining for Balamuthia-specific antibody levels identified the causative agent of the infections. Antimicrobial therapy with flucytosine, pentamidine, fluconazole, sulfadiazine, and a macrolide antibiotic (azithromycin or clarithromycin) was initiated. Phenothiazines (thioridazine and trifluoperazine) were also used. Both patients recovered, and there was no evidence of recrudescence of the disease at 2 and 6 years after onset of symptoms. Awareness of Balamuthia as the causative agent of encephalitis and early initiation of antimicrobial therapy were critical to the recovery of both patients. Although optimal antimicrobial therapy for Balamuthia amoebic encephalitis has yet to be determined, the antimicrobials used in these 2 ...
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Helicobacter pylori (Hp), a gastric bacterial pathogen of humans; infection is the cause of type B gastritis and is also strongly associated with gastric carcinoma (intestinal type) and gastric MALT lymphoma. Combination antimicrobial therapy (triple therapy with a bismuth salt, metranidazole and a broad spectrum antibiotic) is successful in 80% of Hp-infected symptomatic patients; treatment failures are expressed as recrudescence of infection and clinical signs and are associated with development of antibiotic-resistant microbes and poor patient compliance. In a previous SBIR, we have demonstrated that parenteral immunization with an Hp proteolytic digest prevents colonization in Hp-challenged gnotobiotic swine. Preliminary data suggest that activated T cells and their products, in particular, interferon gamma (IFNg), are central for this immunoprotective effect. An ideal approach to the problem of recrudescence treatment failure is to combine antimicrobial ...
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The genus Sappinia with the single species Sappinia pedata was established for an amoeba with two nuclei and pedicellate cysts by Dangeard in 1896. In 1912, Alexeieff transferred an also double nucleated, but apparently sexually reproducing amoeba to this genus as Sappinia diploidea that had been described as Amoeba diploidea by Hartmann and Nägler in 1908. Molecular analyses have confirmed the differentiation between S. pedata and S. diploidea; however, the genus splits into more than two well separated clusters. The genus Sappinia is now classified as a member of the Thecamoebidae and, moreover, as potentially pathogenic. Subacute or chronic CNS infections due to Acanthamoeba spp, Balamuthia mandrillaris, and Sappinia spp., which occasionally cause cerebral abscess, are termed granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE). In 2001, Gelman and colleagues reported a case of severe encephalitis in an immunocompetent young man caused by Sappinia. Another case of GAE and abscess formation was reported ...
Antiretroviral therapy coverage (% of people with advanced HIV infection) in Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels) was reported at 63.45 % in 2018, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized sources. Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels) - Antiretroviral therapy coverage (% of people with advanced HIV infection) - actual values, historical data, forecasts and projections were sourced from the |a href=https://data.worldbank.org/ target=blank>World Bank|/a> on February of 2020.
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تعالى نفصصهم تاني … المرض الأول اسمه Acanthamoeba keratitis: وده بيعمل التهاب في قرنيه العين وده عامل كانه سدلك العدسة اللى بتصور بيها يعنى ممكن يسبب العمى.. المرض التاني Granulomatous Amebic Encephalitis: وده بيعمل التهاب في المخ والحبل الشوكي وده معناه انه ممكن يقتل رئيس دولتك يعنى يموت المخ والحبل الشوكي وده معناه انهيار الدولة كلها يعنى يؤدي للموت. المرض التالت واسمه disseminated infection: وده ذي ما قولنا عامل ذي الغزو بينتشر في كل حتة وبيعمل التهابات في كل حتة.. You can say "This means that it is dangerous and can kill me and can attack me at any moment and you told me that this enemy lives everywhere… this is scary".. No, dont worry. It is rare to attack you because it is a weak ...
A species of motile, unicellular eukaryotic amoebae within the family of Acanthamoebidae. A. quina is placed in morphological group II with a 18s rRNA gene sequence type of T4. Members of this group are characterized by the presence of wrinkled ectocysts and endocysts which could be stellate, polygonal, triangular, or oval. This species is a human pathogen and may cause granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and amoebic keratitis.
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Amoebic encephalitis is an infection of the brain caused by various different amoebae, for example Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba species, Balamuthia mandrillaris, or Entamoeba histolytica.[5] These infections are rare, and usually lethal.[10] Naegleria fowleri causes primary amoebic encephalitis (PAE), which progresses very rapidly, whereas Acanthamoeba species cause granulomatous amoebic encephalitis (GAE), which is also usually lethal, but develops slower than PAE.[10] Acanthamoeba species and Balamuthia mandrillaris usually only cause disease in immunocompromised patients and Entamoeba histolytica can cause encephalitis after infecting another region in the body.[10] There has been only one documented case of pathogenesis involving Sappinia species, which resulted in granulomatous amoebic encephalitis in a non-immunocompromised 38-year-old male from Texas in 1998.[5] The fact that the patient was non-immunocompromised is surprising because there is only one known amoeba (Naegleria fowleri) ...
A 50-year-old African American man with HIV infection had a CD4+ T-cell count of 18/μL (1%), CD8+ cell count of 1035/μL (69%), and CD4:CD8 ratio of 0.01 at the time of diagnosis. He had multiple erythematosquamous skin lesions over his forehead, face, chest, back, and extremities
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It is well-documented that early HIV diagnosis and linkage to care reduces morbidity and mortality as well as HIV transmission. We estimated the median time from HIV infection to diagnosis in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) at 2.9 years in 2016, with regional variation. Despite evidence of a decline in the number of people living with undiagnosed HIV in the EU/EEA, many remain undiagnosed, including 33% with more advanced HIV infection (CD4 < 350 cells/mm3).
Abstract: The free-living amoebae of the genus Acanthamoeba are widely distributed in nature and are considered potentially pathogenic organisms. Occasionally they can trigger human infections such as granulomatous amoebic encephalitis and amoebic keratitis. The investigation of differentiating characteristics between pathogenic strains and those not associated with infection may help to determine factors related to pathogenicity and the development of diagnostic tests. In this sense, the aim of this study was to perform a comparative evaluation; by means of physiological, morphological and immunochemical criteria; between clinical and environmental samples of Acanthamoeba. Trophozoites of four isolates were used: a clinical sample, obtained from a confirmed case of amoebic keratitis; an environmental sample, obtained from the dust of the residence of the same patient; and two reference samples A. poliphaga #2, obtained from an amoebic keratitis (ATCC 30641) and A. poliphaga #4, obtained from ...
Free-living amebas, usually harmless protozoan residents of soil and water, can cause three distinct, occasionally devastating, human illnesses. Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a disease of the previously healthy and is caused by Naegleria fowleri. Granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE) is caused by Acanthamoeba species or Balamuthia mandrillaris, and occurs in both healthy and immunocompromised persons. In wealthier countries, contact lens users may suffer from chronic amebic keratitis, also caused by Acanthamoeba. While these diseases are found worldwide, they are more common in tropical and subtropical regions. ...
Free-living amoebae (or "FLA") in the Amoebozoa group are important causes of disease in humans and animals. Naegleria fowleri is sometimes included in the group "free-living amoebae", and it causes a condition traditionally called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. However, Naegleria is now considered part of the Excavata, not the Amoebozoa, and is considered to be much more closely related to Leishmania and Trypanosoma. Acanthamoeba spp. and Balamuthia mandrillaris are opportunistic free-living amoebae capable of causing granulomatous amoebic encephalitis (GAE) in individuals with compromised immune systems. Acanthamoeba spp. have been found in soil; fresh, brackish, and sea water; sewage; swimming pools; contact lens equipment; medicinal pools; dental treatment units; dialysis machines; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; mammalian cell cultures; vegetables; human nostrils and throats; and human and animal brain, skin, and lung tissues. B. mandrillaris however, has not been ...
and Balamuthia mandrillaris cysts and trophozoites are found in tissue. While infrequent, infections appear to occur worldwide ... and Balamuthia mandrillaris are opportunistic free-living amoebae capable of causing granulomatous amoebic encephalitis (GAE) ... Balamuthia mandrillaris, Naegleria fowleri, and Sappinia diploidea". FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology. 50 (1): 1-26. ... B. mandrillaris however, has not been isolated from the environment but has been isolated from autopsy specimens of infected ...
Balamuthia mandrillaris, Naegleria fowleri, and Sappinia diploidea". FEMS Immunol. Med. Microbiol. 50 (1): 1-26. doi:10.1111/j. ... which causes cutaneous amoebiasis and Acanthamoeba keratitis Balamuthia mandrillaris, which causes granulomatous amoebic ... "Amoeba angeitic lesions of the central nervous system in Balamuthia mandrilaris amoebiasis". Hum. Pathol. 30 (3): 269-73. doi: ...
Balamuthia mandrillaris, Naegleria fowleri, and Sappinia diploidea". FEMS Immunol. Med. Microbiol. 50 (1): 1-26. doi:10.1111/j. ...
Balamuthia mandrillaris, Naegleria fowleri, and Sappinia diploidea". FEMS Immunol. Med. Microbiol. 50 (1): 1-26. doi:10.1111/j. ... "Amoeba angeitic lesions of the central nervous system in Balamuthia mandrilaris amoebiasis". Hum. Pathol. 30 (3): 269-73. doi: ...
... has also been applied to Balamuthia mandrillaris, causing some confusion between the two; Balamuthia mandrillaris is unrelated ... Shadrach, WS; Rydzewski, K; Laube, U; Holland, G; Ozel, M; Kiderlen, AF; Flieger, A (May 2005). "Balamuthia mandrillaris, free- ... Balamuthia mandrillaris Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2008). "Primary amebic meningoencephalitis - Arizona ...
In more modern references, the term "balamuthia amoebic encephalitis" (BAE) is commonly used when Balamuthia mandrillaris is ... Matin, A.; Siddiqui, R.; Jung, S.; Kim, K.; Stins, M.; Khan, N. (2007). "Balamuthia mandrillaris interactions with human brain ... "Balamuthia mandrillaris meningoencephalitis: the first case in southeast Asia". Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 70 (6): 666-9. PMID ... "Post-mortem culture of Balamuthia mandrillaris from the brain and cerebrospinal fluid of a case of granulomatous amoebic ...
Balamuthia Visvesvara, Schuster & Martinez, 1993[uredi VE , uredi]. *Balamuthia mandrillaris Visvesvara, Schuster & Martinez, ...
Siddiqui, Ruqaiyyah; Kulsoom, Huma; Lalani, Salima; Khan, Naveed Ahmed (2016-07-01). "Isolation of Balamuthia mandrillaris- ...
Balamuthia mandrillaris can cause cutaneous amoebiasis, but can prove fatal if the amoeba enters the bloodstream "EyeRounds.org ... "Fatal granulomatous amebic encephalitis caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris presenting as a skin lesion". J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. ... "The interaction between the amoeba Balamuthia mandrillaris and extracellular matrix glycoproteins in vitro". Parasitology. 134 ...
Balsam of Peru, which has antiparasitic attributes Naegleria fowleri Balamuthia mandrillaris Kappagoda, Shanthi; Singh, Upinder ...
Balamuthia mandrillaris, and Acanthamoeba. However, later studies showed that it is not as potent as other drugs, such as ... Balamuthia mandrillaris, Acanthamoeba spp., and Naegleria fowleri". The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 53 (2): 121-6. doi: ... "The in vitro efficacy of antimicrobial agents against the pathogenic free-living amoeba Balamuthia mandrillaris". Journal of ... meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri and granulomatous amoebic encephalitis caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris, and ...
Siddiqui R, Kulsoom H, Lalani S, Khan NA (July 2016). "Isolation of Balamuthia mandrillaris-specific antibody fragments from a ...
"Isolation of Balamuthia mandrillaris-specific antibody fragments from a bacteriophage antibody display library". Experimental ...
Balamuthia mandrillaris is the cause of (often fatal) granulomatous amoebic meningoencephalitis Recent evidence indicates that ...
Entamoeba histolytica Acanthamoeba Balamuthia mandrillaris Endolimax The recently available Acanthamoeba genome sequence ...
Acanthamoeba species and Balamuthia mandrillaris usually only cause disease in immunocompromised patients and Entamoeba ... Balamuthia mandrillaris, or Entamoeba histolytica. These infections are rare, and usually lethal. Naegleria fowleri causes ...
... causes Babesiosis Balamuthia mandrillaris: causes Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis Cryptosporidium: causes Cryptosporidiosis ...
Balamuthia mandrillaris (category B) St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV, category B) Tick-borne hemorrhagic fever viruses ( ...
... can cause Amoebiasis Acanthamoeba Balamuthia mandrillaris Giardia Cyclospora cayetanensis Cryptosporidium Toxoplasma gondii ...
... or amoebic dysentery Balamuthia mandrillaris - an amoeba that is the cause of (often fatal) granulomatous amoebic ...
... infection Acanthamoeba keratitis Balamuthia mandrillaris Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis Legionella Marciano- ...
After extensive research, B. mandrillaris was declared a new species in 1993. Since then, more than 200 cases of Balamuthia ... Balamuthia infection is a cutaneous condition resulting from Balamuthia that may result in various skin lesions. Balamuthia ... Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first discovered Balamuthia mandrillaris in 1986. The amoeba ... The Balamuthia amoebae can then travel to the brain through the blood stream and cause GAE. GAE is a very rare disease that is ...
B. mandrillaris can infect the body through skin wounds or by inhaling the dust containing Balamuthia. Balamuthia has been ... Balamuthia mandrillaris does not feed on bacteria. Instead Balamuthia must be cultured on primate liver or human brain ... Balamuthia mandrillaris is a free-living amoeba that is known to cause the deadly neurological condition known as granulomatous ... Balamuthia mandrillaris is a free-living, heterotrophic amoeba, consisting of a standard complement of organelles surrounded by ...
Balamuthia mandrillaris *Balamuthia amoebic encephalitis. *Balamuthia infection. Flabellinea. *Sappinia diploidea/Sappinia ...
Balamuthia mandrillaris brain, skin culture worldwide via inhalation or skin lesion Babesiosis Babesia B. divergens, B. ...
Balamuthia mandrillaris, or Entamoeba histolytica.[5] These infections are rare, and usually lethal.[10] Naegleria fowleri ... Acanthamoeba species and Balamuthia mandrillaris usually only cause disease in immunocompromised patients and Entamoeba ...
... or amoebic dysentery Balamuthia mandrillaris - an amoeba that is the cause of (often fatal) granulomatous amoebic ...
Balamuthia mandrillaris disease -. -. Naegleria fowleri causing primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM)(https://wwwn.cdc.gov/ ... wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/balamuthia-mandrillaris-disease/case-definition/2012/) ...
Education and information about balamuthia sources of infection and risk factors. ... Balamuthia mandrillaris Program. CDC created the national Free-living and Intestinal Ameba (FLIA) Laboratory in 1978, which has ... The CDC Balamuthia program focuses on five main areas to better understand and combat this disease:. *Providing 24/7 diagnostic ... assists with infections caused by the intestinal ameba Entamoeba histolytica and the free-living amebae Balamuthia mandrillaris ...
Transplant-transmitted Balamuthia mandrillaris---Arizona, 2010. MMWR 2010;59:1182.. * CDC. Balamuthia amebic encephalitis--- ... Balamuthia mandrillaris Transmitted Through Organ Transplantation --- Mississippi, 2009. On December 14, 2009, a physician in ... Pathogenic and opportunistic free-living amoebae: Acanthamoeba spp., Balamuthia mandrillaris, Naegleria fowleri, and Sappinia ... Isolation of Balamuthia mandrillaris from urban dust, free of known infectious involvement. Parasitol Res 2009;106:279--81. ...
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Jayasekera S, Sissons J, Tucker J, Rogers C, Nolder D, Warhurst D, Post-mortem culture of Balamuthia mandrillaris from the ... Detection of Balamuthia mandrillaris DNA by real-time PCR targeting the RNase P gene. BMC Microbiol. 2008;8:210. DOIPubMed ... The public health threat from Balamuthia mandrillaris in the southern United States. J La State Med Soc. 2011;163:197-204 . ... Fatal Balamuthia mandrillaris Meningoencephalitis in the Netherlands after Travel to The Gambia On This Page ...
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Balamuthia mandrillaris Cell Type. cell by organism eukaryotic cell Eukaryotic Protist Amoeboid Protist Cell Line. RP5 Cellular ... Thelma Dunnebacke (2011) CIL:24576, Balamuthia mandrillaris, cell by organism, eukaryotic cell, Eukaryotic Protist, Amoeboid ... that shows a large rounded monkey kidney cell being penetrated by a pseudopodium followed by the whole Balamuthia ameba. ...
Pathogenic free-living amoebae Balamuthia mandrillaris, Naegleria fowleri, and several Acanthamoeba species are the etiological ... Home , Discovery of Anti-Amoebic Inhibitors from Screening the MMV Pandemic Response Box on Balamuthia mandrillaris, Naegleria ... Discovery of Anti-Amoebic Inhibitors from Screening the MMV Pandemic Response Box on Balamuthia mandrillaris, Naegleria fowleri ...
Balamuthia Mandrillaris Donor-derived Infection Humans Male Middle Aged Miltefosine Organ Transplantation Tissue Donors ... Balamuthia mandrillaris has a predilection for infecting skin of the central face. Infection may be restricted to the skin or ... Transmission of Balamuthia mandrillaris through Solid Organ Transplantation: Utility of Organ Recipient Serology to Guide ... Balamuthia mandrillaris infection was confirmed with immunohistochemical and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays. Donor and ...
The presence of multiple nucleoli in some trophozoites suggested the organism to be Balamuthia mandrillaris and this was ... In vitro isolation of B. mandrillaris was unsuccessful. ... a fatal case of amebic encephalitis caused by Balamuthia ... mandrillaris in a 3-year-old Czech boy who had never traveled abroad. This is the first such infection reported in Europe. The ... Fatal Balamuthia mandrillaris Meningoencephalitis in the Netherlands after Travel to The Gambia Nadine A.M.E. van der Beek, ...
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Balamuthia mandrillaris disease. Clinical Description. B. mandrillaris is an opportunistic free-living ameba that can invade ... Unlike Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba spp., Naegleria fowleri is commonly found in CSF. ... Laboratory-confirmed B. mandrillaris infection is defined as the detection of B. mandrillaris *Organisms in CSF, biopsy, or ... mandrillaris infections associated with organ transplantation have an especially rapid clinical course. B. mandrillaris GAE ...
Balamuthia mandrillaris infections are extremely rare and largely preventable, but the few cases that do occur are usually ... Balamuthia mandrillaris was discovered in 1986 in the brain of a mandrill monkey during an autopsy at the San Diego Zoo and is ... What is Balamuthia mandrillaris?. Amoebas are a broad group of taxonomically mixed unicellular organisms that consume ... "Fatal Infections with Balamuthia mandrillaris (a Free-living Amoeba) in Gorillas and Other Old World Primates.". Veterinary ...
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... Su Jung Kum. , Hye Won Lee. , Hye Ra Jung. , Misun Choe. , Sang Pyo Kim ... Balamuthia mandrillaris, Acanthamoeba species, and Naegleria fowleri are known to be free-living amoebae that can cause amoebic ... Amoebic Encephalitis Caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris Su Jung Kum, Hye Won Lee, Hye Ra Jung, Misun Choe, Sang Pyo Kim. DOI : ... We present the case of a 71-year-old man who was diagnosed with amoebic encephalitis caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris. He had ...
1. Balamuthia mandrillaris Transmitted Through Organ Transplantation - Mississippi, 2009. CDC Division of News and Electronic ... Balamuthia mandrillaris Transmitted Through Organ Transplantation - Mississippi, 2009. *National, State, and Local Area ... CDC reports the first known transmission of a rare brain infection, Balamuthia granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE), through ...
Diagnosing Balamuthia mandrillaris Encephalitis With Metagenomic Deep Sequencing.. Wilson MR1,2, Shanbhag NM2, Reid MJ3, ... Sequences aligning to Balamuthia mandrillaris ribosomal RNA genes were identified in the CSF by MDS. Polymerase chain reaction ... B. mandrillaris serology and immunohistochemistry for free-living amoebas on the brain biopsy tissue were positive. ... E) Immunohistochemistry for free‐living amoebas highlights numerous B. mandrillaris trophozoites; 400 × (courtesy of M.K.K., ...
  • Cases have been caused by emerging pathogens, including West Nile virus (WNV) (7, 8), rabies virus (9), lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) (10), and Balamuthia mandrillaris amebae (11). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Postmortem, the skin lesion was found to be positive for Balamuthia amebae by indirect immunofluorescence staining and polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and might have been the portal of entry preceding development of CNS disease. (cdc.gov)
  • Clinicians should consider Balamuthia as a cause of encephalitis in transplant recipients, particularly in those recipients who received organs from a donor who died from a neurologic or unknown cause of death. (cdc.gov)
  • Clinicians who suspect Balamuthia infection should contact their state health department and/or CDC (24/7 Emergency Operations Center-770-488-7100). (cdc.gov)
  • These findings underscore the importance of increasing awareness among clinicians, epidemiologists, and public health officials for timely recognition and potential treatment of Balamuthia encephalitis. (cdc.gov)
  • Additional information available at http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/balamuthia . (cdc.gov)
  • Detection of Balamuthia mandrillaris DNA by real-time PCR targeting the RNase P gene. (cdc.gov)
  • The failure to identify PAM from a day 1 sample without a fully sequenced Balamuthia genome in the database highlights the critical importance of whole-genome reference sequences for microbial detection by metagenomic NGS. (cdc.gov)
  • These results underscore the diverse evolutionary origins of Balamuthia mandrillaris, provide new targets for diagnostic assay development, and will facilitate further investigations of the biology and pathogenesis of this eukaryotic pathogen. (cdc.gov)
  • Balamuthia mandrillaris has only recently been isolated from the environment and has also been isolated from autopsy specimens of infected humans and animals. (cdc.gov)
  • B. mandrillaris however, has not been isolated from the environment but has been isolated from autopsy specimens of infected humans and animals. (wikipedia.org)