Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis caused by Acanthamoeba in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

J. Koide, E. Okusawa, T. Ito, S. Mori, Tsutomu Takeuchi, S. Itoyama, T. Abe

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A 25-year-old chronically immunosuppressed woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) died after developing subacute granulomatous encephalitis caused by Acanthamoeba. Amoebic trophozoites were also found in the lung, suggesting a primary pulmonary focus of infection. The infectious encephalitis was difficult to differentiate from a flare-up of central nervous system lupus. This case illustrates that Acanthamoeba can cause fatal encephalitis in lupus patients, as well as in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome as previously reported. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of granulomatous amoebic encephalitis due to Acanthamoeba in a patient with SLE.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)329-332
ページ数4
ジャーナルClinical Rheumatology
17
発行部数4
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 1998
外部発表Yes

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Acanthamoeba
Encephalitis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Central Nervous System Lupus Vasculitis
Lung
Trophozoites
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis caused by Acanthamoeba in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. / Koide, J.; Okusawa, E.; Ito, T.; Mori, S.; Takeuchi, Tsutomu; Itoyama, S.; Abe, T.

:: Clinical Rheumatology, 巻 17, 番号 4, 1998, p. 329-332.

研究成果: Article

Koide, J. ; Okusawa, E. ; Ito, T. ; Mori, S. ; Takeuchi, Tsutomu ; Itoyama, S. ; Abe, T. / Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis caused by Acanthamoeba in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. :: Clinical Rheumatology. 1998 ; 巻 17, 番号 4. pp. 329-332.
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