Amoebic brain abscess

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Amoebic brain abscess
Classification and external resources
Specialty infectious disease
ICD-10 A06.6
ICD-9-CM 006.5

An amoebic brain abscess is a brain abscess caused by amoebas. It is particularly serious in patients with immunodeficiency.[1] It is very rare; the first case was reported in 1849.[2]

It may be caused by Entamoeba histolytica.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Brain abscess". MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. 7 December 2014. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  2. ^ a b Shah, AA; Shaikh, H; Karim, M (February 1994). "Amoebic brain abscess: a rare but serious complication of Entamoeba histolytica infection.". Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry. 57 (2): 240–1. PMC 1072466Freely accessible. PMID 8126521. doi:10.1136/jnnp.57.2.240-a.