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A rare case of survival from primary amebic meningoencephalitis

Parshotam Lal Gautam, Shruti Sharma, Sandeep Puri, Raj Kumar, Vandana Midha, Rajinder Bansal
Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2012, 16 (1): 34-6
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Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a rare and fatal disease of central nervous system (CNS) caused by Naegleria fowleri, an ameba found in soils and warm waters. It enters the CNS after insufflation of infected water by attaching itself to the olfactory nerves. The infection is usually difficult to diagnose and has a poor prognosis. The present case is one such case in which CSF examination led us to the diagnosis of PAM and finally to a favorable outcome when treated with Amphoterracin B and antibiotics.

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