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 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. doi:10.1136/jnnp.57.2.240-a. PMC 1072466. PMID 8126521.