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Amebic Meningoencephalitis Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: Robert W Tolan, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
 
Updated: Nov 17, 2015
 
 

Diagnostic Considerations

Conditions to consider in the differential diagnosis of amebic meningoencephalitis include the following:

  • Angiostrongylus cantonensis[17]
  • Baylisascaris procyonis
  • Brain abscess
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cysticercus cellulosae
  • Encephalitis
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Sappinia diploidea
  • Sappinia pedata
  • Aseptic meningitis
  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningococcal Infections
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Mucormycosis
  • Neurocysticercosis
  • Periventricular hemorrhage/intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Rabies
  • Taenia Infection
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Tuberculosis

Differential Diagnoses

 
 
Contributor Information and Disclosures
Author

Robert W Tolan, Jr, MD Chief, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital; Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine

Robert W Tolan, Jr, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Society for Microbiology, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Academy of Pediatrics, Phi Beta Kappa, American Medical Association, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Disclosure: Received honoraria from Novartis for speaking and teaching.

Chief Editor

Russell W Steele, MD Clinical Professor, Tulane University School of Medicine; Staff Physician, Ochsner Clinic Foundation

Russell W Steele, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association of Immunologists, American Pediatric Society, American Society for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Louisiana State Medical Society, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Society for Pediatric Research, Southern Medical Association

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgements

Michael D Nissen, MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA Associate Professor in Biomolecular, Biomedical Science & Health, Griffith University; Director of Infectious Diseases and Unit Head of Queensland Paediatric Infectious Laboratory, Sir Albert Sakzewski Viral Research Centre, Royal Children's Hospital

Michael D Nissen, MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society for Microbiology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Martin Weisse, MD Program Director, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, West Virginia University

Martin Weisse, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Ambulatory Pediatric Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Mary L Windle, PharmD Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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