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Fatal case of Naegleria fowleri meningo-encephalitis in an infant: case report

Hebbar, Shrikiran and Bairy, Indira and Bhaskaranand, Nalini and Upadhyaya, Santhosh and Sarma, Moinak Sen and Shetty, Anup Kumar (2005) Fatal case of Naegleria fowleri meningo-encephalitis in an infant: case report. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics, 25 (3). pp. 223-226.

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Abstract

Primary amoebic meningo-encephalitis (PAM) is extremely rare and is caused by Naegleria fowleri. It is ?commonly seen in older children who swim in water contaminated with Naegleria species. It is very rare to contract the illness by any other means. We report a case of PAM in an infant aged 6 months. To the best of our knowledge, only one other case of PAM in an infant has been reported from India. A high index of suspicion is required in infants who manifest similarly to pyogenic meningitis but whose CSF shows no bacterial organisms so that a wet mount of a CSF sample can be done for early detection of Naegleria fowleri infection and appropriate intervention

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 09:00
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 09:00
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1053

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