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.
Last Update: February 2019