Amoebic brain abscess associated with renal cell carcinoma

Document Type



Gastroenterology; Neurology


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 intra- venous metronidazole and nephrectomy that was followed by complete recovery. The present case report emphasizes that cerebral amoebiasis is associated with renal cell carcinoma.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience