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Fatal subacute necrotising brainstem encephalitis in a young man due to a rare parasitic (Balamuthia) infection

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We describe a case of brainstem inflammation in a young man which at first defied diagnosis. However, after his death, and notwithstanding our inability to find a cause at autopsy, we did not give up. After sending paraffin blocks to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, they suggested the diagnosis of Balamuthia (amoebic) infection.

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