Title: Rapidly fatal Acanthamoeba encephalitis and treatment of cryoglobulinemia
Authors: Meersseman, Wouter ×
Lagrou, Katrien
Sciot, Raphael
de Jonckheere, Johan
Haberler, Christine
Walochnik, Julia
Peetermans, Willy
Van Wijngaerden, Eric #
Issue Date: Feb-2007
Series Title: Emerging infectious diseases vol:13 issue:3 pages:469-71
Abstract: We describe a 66-year-old woman with therapy-refractory cryoglobulinemia treated with rituximab, plasmapheresis, and steroids; a case of fatal meningoencephalitis caused by Acanthamoeba spp. then developed. Such infections are rare and show an unusually rapid course (possibly related to rituximab).
ISSN: 1080-6040
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
Translational Cell & Tissue Research
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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