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Amoebic brain abscess

Amoebic brain abscess
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 A06.5
ICD-9 006.5
NCI Amoebic brain abscess
Patient UK Amoebic brain abscess

An Amoebic brain abscess is a brain abscess caused by amoebas.

It can be caused by Entamoeba histolytica.[1]

Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis and Granulomatous amoebic encephalitis can also invade the brain.


  1. ^ Shah AA, Shaikh H, Karim M (February 1994). "Amoebic brain abscess: a rare but serious complication of Entamoeba histolytica infection". J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr. 57 (2): 240–1. PMC 1072466. PMID 8126521. doi:10.1136/jnnp.57.2.240-a. 

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