Amoebic brain abscess associated with renal cell carcinoma

Umme Hani Abdullah, Mirza Zain Baig, Muhammad Azeemuddin, Mohammad Wasay, Javed Yakoob, Mohammad Asim Beg

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Entamoeba histolytica is a protozoan parasite that is associated with diarrhea, but can extend to involve several organs. We report a case of amoebic brain abscess in a man who presented with fever, vomiting and headache with confusion and right hemiparesis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed a mass in the left frontal lobe, while abdominal computerized tomography showed a left renal malignancy. Brain biopsy showed Entamoeba histolytica infection. He was treated with intravenous metronidazole and nephrectomy that was followed by complete recovery. The present case report emphasizes that cerebral amoebiasis is associated with renal cell carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology and Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017


  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • cerebral amoebiasis
  • headache
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • renal cell carcinoma


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