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Amebic Disease
Miral D. Jhaveri, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Entamoeba histolytica (EH), Naegleria fowleri (NF), Acanthamoeba (Ac)
                • Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM)
                • Granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE)
              • Synonyms

                • Central nervous system amebiasis
              • Definitions

                • Parasitic infection caused by free-living amebic organisms

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Visvesvara GS: Infections with free-living amebae. Handb Clin Neurol. 114:153-68, 2013
                                        2. Akgoz A et al: Imaging of rickettsial, spirochetal, and parasitic infections. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 22(4):633-57, 2012
                                        3. Abdel Razek AA et al: Parasitic diseases of the central nervous system. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 21(4):815-41, viii, 2011
                                        4. Fukuma T: [Amebic meningoencephalitis.] Brain Nerve. 61(2):115-21, 2009
                                        5. Kaushal V et al: Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria fowleri. J Assoc Physicians India. 56:459-62, 2008
                                        6. Rai R et al: Primary amebic meningoencephalitis. Indian Pediatr. 45(12):1004-5, 2008
                                        7. Guarner J et al: Histopathologic spectrum and immunohistochemical diagnosis of amebic meningoencephalitis. Mod Pathol. 20(12):1230-7, 2007
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Abbreviations

                                                      • Entamoeba histolytica (EH), Naegleria fowleri (NF), Acanthamoeba (Ac)
                                                      • Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM)
                                                      • Granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE)
                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Central nervous system amebiasis
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Parasitic infection caused by free-living amebic organisms

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                          • Consider

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Visvesvara GS: Infections with free-living amebae. Handb Clin Neurol. 114:153-68, 2013
                                                                              2. Akgoz A et al: Imaging of rickettsial, spirochetal, and parasitic infections. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 22(4):633-57, 2012
                                                                              3. Abdel Razek AA et al: Parasitic diseases of the central nervous system. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 21(4):815-41, viii, 2011
                                                                              4. Fukuma T: [Amebic meningoencephalitis.] Brain Nerve. 61(2):115-21, 2009
                                                                              5. Kaushal V et al: Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria fowleri. J Assoc Physicians India. 56:459-62, 2008
                                                                              6. Rai R et al: Primary amebic meningoencephalitis. Indian Pediatr. 45(12):1004-5, 2008
                                                                              7. Guarner J et al: Histopathologic spectrum and immunohistochemical diagnosis of amebic meningoencephalitis. Mod Pathol. 20(12):1230-7, 2007