Volume 81, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


We report the first case of granulomatous amebic encephalitis caused by in a previously healthy farmer in Taiwan who fell into a ditch. The DNA amplicons of amebas identified by polymerase chain reaction in the cerebrospinal fluid specimen and the ditch water specimens were identical and shared strong homology with . He survived after treatment with amphotericin B, rifampin, and corticosteroids.


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  • Received : 13 May 2009
  • Accepted : 23 May 2009

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