We report 2 cases of cutaneous Acanthamoeba infection in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. The disease, which manifests as subcutaneous nodules, mimics other more commonly encountered clinical entities. A high index of suspicion, familiarity with the clinical and histologic appearance of skin lesions, and communication between clinicians and pathologists are crucial for early diagnosis and treatment of this potentially fatal infection.
Arch Intern Med. 1997;157:569-572
Chandrasekar PH, Nandi PS, Fairfax MR, Crane LR. Cutaneous Infections Due to Acanthamoeba in Patients With Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Arch Intern Med. 1997;157(5):569-572. doi:10.1001/archinte.1997.00440260137017