Acanthamoeba and Naegleria - Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (Brain-Eating Amoeba) and Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Acanthamoeba and Naegleria are the most common free-living amoebae associated with human disease. Balamuthia mandrillaris and Hartmannella species are also free-living amoebae but less commonly cause clinically significant infections. Pathogenic species may cause fatal central nervous system (CNS) disease.

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Last Update: October 2019