Balamuthia Mandrillaris


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Clinical Manifestations

Dermatologic Manifestations

  • Non-Ulcerated Asymptomatic Plaque: may be associated with prior trauma
    • Appearance
      • Border may be raised (giving appearance of an annular lesion)
      • Border may be ill-defined in some cases (suggesting soft tissue infiltration)
    • Color: ranges from skin-toned to violaceous hue
    • Size: range from one to serveral centimeters in size
    • Number: may be single or have satellite lesions
    • Location
      • Central Face: most common
      • Nose: most common
      • Chest
      • Elbow
      • Knee
      • Thigh
    • Sensation: preserved (in contrast skin lesions of leprosy)
    • Association with Trauma: may be associated with prior trauma

Neurologic Manifestations

  • Granlomatous Amebic Encephalitis

Other Manifestations

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