Balamuthia mandrillaris is a free-living amoeba that can cause granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE). We report a case in an individual with a history of alcohol abuse, cocaine use, and ditch water exposure. This is the first reported case of GAE due to B mandrillaris in New Mexico.
- Balamuthia mandrillaris
- Granulomatous amebic encephalitis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology