Fatal Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection associated with improper nasal lavage.

Journal: International Journal Of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication Of The International Society For Infectious Diseases

We report the case of a 69-year-old female who presented with a chronic nasal skin rash, new onset focal seizure, and a cerebral ring-enhancing lesion after a year of improper nasal irrigation. Despite aggressive and novel anti-amoebic treatment, she died as a result of a Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection.

Keenan Piper, Haidn Foster, Daniel Susanto, Cynthia Maree, Sean Thornton, Charles Cobbs

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