Balamuthia mandrillaris

(bal″ă-mooth′ē-ă mān″drĭl-ār′ĭs)

An opportunistic amoeba that lives in soil and water. It can cause a potentially fatal meningoencephalitis, esp. in those with immunosuppressive illnesses.
SYN: SEE: leptomyxid ameba

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