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Retrospective identification of Acanthamoeba culbertsoni in a case of amoebic meningoencephalitis.
  1. E Willaert,
  2. A R Stevens,
  3. G R Healy

    Abstract

    Acanthamoeba culbertsoni was identified retrospectively in a case of amoebic meningoencephalitis, previously reported by Jager and Stamm (Lancet, 2, 1343, 1972). This is the second report of this species causing secondary infection in man. Positive results were obtained only with anti-A. culbertsoni sera when the brain sections were stained by the indirect immunofluorescence antibody test with various antisera produced against different Acanthamoeba species. Antiserum raised against purified plasma membranes of A. culbertsoni showed once more its highly specific diagnostic value.

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