First human case of fatal halicephalobus gingivalis meningoencephalitis in Australia

Lim, Chuan Kok, Crawford, April, Moore, Casey V., Gasser, Robin B., Nelson, Renjy, Koehler, Anson V., Bradbury, Richard S., Speare, Rick, Dhatrak, Deepak, and Weldhagen, Gerhard F. (2015) First human case of fatal halicephalobus gingivalis meningoencephalitis in Australia. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 53 (5). pp. 1768-1774.

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Abstract

Halicephalobus gingivalis (previously Micronema deletrix) is a free-living nematode known to cause opportunistic infections, mainly in horses. Human infections are very rare, but all cases described to date involved fatal meningoencephalitis. Here we report the first case of H. gingivalis infection in an Australian human patient, confirmed by nematode morphology and sequencing of ribosomal DNA. The implications of this case are discussed, particularly, the need to evaluate real-time PCR as a diagnostic tool.

Item ID: 44466
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1098-660X
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2016 03:57
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110803 Medical Parasitology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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