Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Amoebic encephalitis is a potentially lethal infection caused by several genera of amoeba, including Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba species, Balamuthia mandrillaris, or Entamoeba histolytica.1- 3 We report a case of amoebic encephalitis caused by Sappinia diploidea, a species from a genus of free-living amoeba not previously known to be pathogenic to humans.
Gelman BB, Rauf SJ, Nader R, Popov V, Borkowski J, Chaljub G, Nauta HW, Visvesvara GS. Amoebic Encephalitis Due to Sappinia diploidea. JAMA. 2001;285(19):2450-2451. doi:10.1001/jama.285.19.2450