Amoebic Meningoencephalitis: Sixteen Fatalities

  title={Amoebic Meningoencephalitis: Sixteen Fatalities},
  author={L. Cerva and K. Novak},
  pages={92 - 92}
The parasitologic examination of pathologic brain tissue from 16 cases of acute plurulent meningoencephalitis occurring between 1962 and 1965 in northern Bohemia disclosed massive infection of the central nervous system by amoebas of the limax type. The common source was an indoor swimming pool. 
Amoebic Meningoencephalitis: A New Amoeba Isolate
A strain of Naegleria sp. was isolated repeatedly from the spinal fluid of a boy who died of acute meningoencephalitis 5 days after the onset of the first symptoms.
Successful treatment of primary amebic meningoencephalitis.
PRIMARY amebic meningoencephalitis, caused by infection with the free-living amebas of the genera naegleria or acanthamoeba, was first reported in 1965 by Fowler and Carter in Australia.1 Soon afte...
Meningoencephalitis due to free living Amebas normally found in soil.
A hitherto unrecognized infectious disease—amebic meningoencephalitis—has crystallized and the first reports of clinical identification of the causative disease have been reported. Expand
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis.
Results of early diagnosis and treatment with amphotericin and other drugs suggest therapeutic optimism, and epidemiological surveys have shown the organism to be commonly present in fresh-water lakes in the warmer parts of the world. Expand
Successful treatment of amoebic meningoencephalitis in a Chinese living in Hong Kong
A 38-year-old Chinese man living in Hong Kong who presumably acquired the infection from swimming in a hot spring in neighbouring China and responded to surgical drainage and a 6-week course of amphotericin B, rifampicin and chloramphenicol. Expand
Granulomatous brain tumor caused by Acanthamoeba. Case report.
The Acanthamoeba central nervous system infection presented in this girl as a discrete tumor without meningeal involvement or diffuse encephalitis, and a favorable outcome was obtained following total excision of the mass and treatment with ketoconazole. Expand
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis.
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis is being recognized with increased frequency and appears to be worldwide and capable of producing epidemics and is universally fatal and at present without promise of therapy. Expand
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis. A survey in Virginia.
The data strongly suggest that at present, despite its epidemicity, the disease in Virginia appears to be endemic to one locale, namely an area in Chesterfield County defined by a 5-mile radius. Expand
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An amoeba of the genus Naegleria causing fatal meningoencephalitis in a human subject has been investigated for its sensitivity to several drugs, and Amphotericin B was highlyAmoebicidal in vitro and protected mice from infection with the organism. Expand
Primary amoebic meningo-encephalitis. An appraisal of present knowledge.
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  • Biology, Medicine
  • Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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Amoebae with which this paper is concerned belong to the genus Naegleria within the family Vahlkampfiidae and to the genera Hartmannella and Acanthamoeba within theFamily Hartmannellidae. Expand


Primary amebic meningoencephalitis.
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A new clinical concept is introduced, that of primary meningoencephalitis due to the the free-living, soil ameba, commonly referred to as acanthameba (species), which may be a common etiologic pattern of intranasal inoculation resulting from prolonged swimming in tepid lake water. Expand
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