Continuous positive airway pressure-associated cutaneous amoebiasis in an immunosuppressed patient

R. E. Sells, C. A. Chen, M. T. Wong, M. J. Zimarowski, J. E. Kirby, R. M. Joyce, Peggy Wu

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Abstract

Organisms of the genus Acanthamoeba are environmentally ubiquitous and colonizers of the oral mucosa in humans. While largely asymptomatic in healthy persons, Acanthamoeba infection can cause disseminated disease with poor prognosis in immunosuppressed populations. Here we report a unique case of cutaneous amoebiasis associated with continuous positive airway pressure use in an immunosuppressed patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-628
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Volume174
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Dermatology

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    Sells, R. E., Chen, C. A., Wong, M. T., Zimarowski, M. J., Kirby, J. E., Joyce, R. M., & Wu, P. (2016). Continuous positive airway pressure-associated cutaneous amoebiasis in an immunosuppressed patient. British Journal of Dermatology, 174(3), 625-628. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.14231