Central Nervous System Protozoal Infections (Meningoencephalitis, Protozoal)

Infections of the brain, spinal cord, or meninges by single celled organisms of the former subkingdom known as protozoa. The central nervous system may be the primary or secondary site of protozoal infection. Examples of primary infections include cerebral amebiasis, granulomatous amebic encephalitis, primary amebic meningoencephalitis, and TRYPANOSOMIASIS, AFRICAN. Cerebral malaria, cerebral babesiosis, and chagasic meningoencephalitis are examples of secondary infections. These diseases may occur as OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS or arise in immunocompetent hosts. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch27, pp37-47)
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Meningoencephalitis, Protozoal; Infection, Central Nervous System, Protozoal; Infections, Protozoal, Central Nervous System; Protozoal Infections, Cerebral; Protozoal Meningoencephalitis; Cerebral Protozoal Infection; Infection, Cerebral Protozoal; Infections, Cerebral Protozoal; Meningoencephalitides, Protozoal; Protozoal Infection, Cerebral; Protozoal Meningoencephalitides; Cerebral Protozoal Infections; Protozoal Infections, Central Nervous System
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