"When I operated on this lady, a section of her brain about the size of a golf ball was bloody mush", Dr. Charles Cobbs, a neurosurgeon at Swedish Medical Center, where the woman was treated, told the Times. It wasn't until the woman suffered a stroke, and had CT scans done of her brain, that the brain tumour was diagnosed - or more accurately, misdiagnosed.
An amoeba is a single-cell organism that can cause fatal disease in humans, and they live in warm soil and water. When the doctors looked at these samples of the tissue under the microscope, they could see the amoebas.
Instead of a sterile saline solution, the woman used tap water. Doctors believe an amoeba entered in through her upper nasal cavity and got into her bloodstream, eventually reaching her brain.
Normally, an extra effort is required to bring on an infection; it can not be contracted by drinking contaminated water. She wasn't immediately aware of any other local cases of infection. It appeared to be a relatively common form of brain tumor, so they promptly put her on the operating table.
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Cope said all three amoeba types have similar rates of prevalence, but Balamuthia mandrillaris is the least-recognized among the medical community because it is rarely documented, providing limited opportunity for research.
After contracting the amoebas, the woman developed a red sore on her nose.
Balamuthia mandrillaris: As Gizmodo reported, there have only ever been 200 reported cases of B. mandrillaris globally.
In 2011, Louisiana health officials warned residents not to use nonsterilized tap water in neti pots after the deaths of two people who were exposed to Naegleria fowleri while flushing their nasal passages. "So that's what we suspect is the source of the infection", said Cobbs.
Doctors took the woman into critical care and quickly sent word to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which rushed a shipment of an anti-amoeba drug called miltefosine. "It's always going to be an uphill battle because people learn by seeing things over and over again, but I don't think that there are going to be an increase in cases in the future".
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Former FBI chief Comey arrives for GOP interview
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