Leptomyxid amebic meningoencephalitis mimicking brain stem glioma

A. Lowichik, N. Rollins, R. Delgado, G. S. Visvesvara, D. K. Burns

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An 11-month-old infant presented with cranial nerve palsy and ataxia. MR revealed a large, enhancing pontine mass and small, nonenhancing parafalcial lesions; no organisms were seen in cerebrospinal fluid. After empiric treatment for brain stem glioma, the patient died. Autopsy revealed meningoencephalitis caused by leptomyxid amebae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)926-929
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 1995



  • Brain stem, neoplasms
  • Children, central nervous system
  • Meningoencephalitis
  • Nervous system, infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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