Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis

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Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis
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Histopathology of amebic meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria fowleri. Direct fluorescent antibody stain. (CDC)
This page is about clinical aspects of the disease.  For microbiologic aspects of the causative organism(s), see Naegleria fowleri.

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Synonyms and Keywords: PAM; PAME; Naegleria fowleri infection; N. fowleri infection; primary amebic meningoencephalitis

Overview

Historical Perspective

Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

History and Symptoms | Physical Examination | Laboratory Findings | Other Imaging Findings | Other Diagnostic Studies

Treatment

Medical Therapy | Surgery | Primary Prevention | Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy | Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

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