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Lethal outcome of granulomatous acanthamoebic encephalitis in a man who was human immunodeficiency virus-positive: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, July 2018
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Title
Lethal outcome of granulomatous acanthamoebic encephalitis in a man who was human immunodeficiency virus-positive: a case report
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13256-018-1734-8
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Authors

Stefanie Geith, Julia Walochnik, Franz Prantl, Stefan Sack, Florian Eyer

Abstract

Acanthamoeba species can cause disseminating infections in immunocompromised individuals. Here, we report a case of granulomatous acanthamoebic encephalitis with a lethal outcome in a 54-year-old German man who was human immunodeficiency virus-positive. The diagnosis was based on symptoms of progressive neurological deficits, including sensorimotor paralysis of his right leg and deteriorating alertness. Due to the rapid course and rather late diagnosis of the infection, effective treatment could not be applied and he died 12 days after hospital admission. To the best of our knowledge, this is the second case of granulomatous acanthamoebic encephalitis reported within Germany. Our case highlights the importance of early diagnosis of granulomatous acanthamoebic encephalitis to prevent fatal outcome.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 21%
Student > Bachelor 4 17%
Professor 3 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 5 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 13%
Environmental Science 2 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 4%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 6 25%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 July 2018.
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#8,290,299
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#794
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