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Descriptor English: Balamuthia mandrillaris
Descriptor Spanish: Balamuthia mandrillaris
Descriptor Portuguese: Balamuthia mandrillaris
Descriptor French: Balamuthia mandrillaris
Tree number(s): B01.046.090
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D059611
Scope note: A species of free-living soil amoeba in the family Balamuthiidae, causing AMEBIASIS and a deadly form of ENCEPHALITIS in humans.
Annotation: infection: coordinate with AMEBIASIS; for encephalitis caused by this organism, coordinate also with CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM PROTOZOAL INFECTIONS + INFECTIOUS ENCEPHALITIS; coordinate with specific protozoan terms (ANTIGENS, PROTOZOAN, etc.) if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Amoebozoa (1994-2011)
Public MeSH Note: 2012
History Note: 2012
DeCS ID: 54439
Unique ID: D059611
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2012/01/01
Date of Entry: 2011/06/24
Balamuthia mandrillaris - Preferred
Concept UI M0550797
Scope note A species of free-living soil amoeba in the family Balamuthiidae, causing AMEBIASIS and a deadly form of ENCEPHALITIS in humans.
Preferred term Balamuthia mandrillaris



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