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Cutaneous amoebiasis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 A06.7
ICD-9 006.6

Cutaneous amoebiasis refers to a form of amoebiasis that presents primarily in the skin.

It can be caused by Acanthamoeba [1][2] or Entamoeba histolytica.[3] When associated with Acanthamoeba, it is also known as "cutaneous acanthamoebiasis".[4]

It is also known as "amoebiasis cutis".[5]

Balamuthia mandrillaris has been described as entering through the skin,[6] and it can have cutaneous expression.[7]


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  6. ^ Rocha-Azevedo B, Jamerson M, Cabral GA, Silva-Filho FC, Marciano-Cabral F (January 2007). "The interaction between the amoeba Balamuthia mandrillaris and extracellular matrix glycoproteins in vitro". Parasitology 134 (Pt 1): 51–8. doi:10.1017/S0031182006001272. PMID 17032481.  
  7. ^ Pritzker AS, Kim BK, Agrawal D, Southern PM, Pandya AG (February 2004). "Fatal granulomatous amebic encephalitis caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris presenting as a skin lesion". J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 50 (2 Suppl): S38–41. doi:10.1016/S0190. PMID 14726864.  


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