Balamuthia

Balamuthia

(bal'ă-mū'thē-ă),
A genus of free-living ameba that causes granulomatous amebic encephalitis.

Ba·la·mu·thi·a

(bal-ă-mū'thē-ă)
A genus of free-living amebae that causes granulomatous amebic encephalitis.
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Balamuthia lives in soil (4) and can enter through the respiratory tract or breaks in the skin.
3) IHC was available at CDC for the following pathogens: Acanthamoeba culbertzoni; adenovirus; Bacillus anthracis; Balamuthia spp.
Few clinicians and microbiologists in Italy are aware of the disease and the potential danger presented by other free-living, pathogenic species of amebas, such as Acanthamoeba and Balamuthia.
Detection of Balamuthia mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene DNA in clinical specimens by PCR.
Disseminated infection with Balamuthia mandrillaris in a dog.
In-vitro activity of miltefosine and voriconazole on clinical isolates of free-living amebas: Balamuthia mandrillaris, Acanthamoeba spp.
Notes from the field: transplant-transmitted Balamuthia mandrillaris--Arizona, 2010.
More recently, infectious disease pathology has been instrumental in the investigation of a multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis associated with epidural injection of steroid preparations and in the identification of several organ transplant--associated infections, such as lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Balamuthia disease, and rabies.
Balamuthia mandrillaris--granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE) [cited 2015 Feb 10].
Detection of Balamuthia mandrillaris DNA by real-time PCR targeting the RNase P gene.
A triplex PCR assay that can differentiate Acanthamoeba from the other free-living amoeba associated with human infection, namely Naegleria and Balamuthia, utilizes a design to detect a wide range of Acanthamoeba genotypes.