Meningoencephalitis by Naegleria fowleri: epidemiological study in Anzoategui state, Venezuela.

@article{Cermeo2006MeningoencephalitisBN,
  title={Meningoencephalitis by Naegleria fowleri: epidemiological study in Anzoategui state, Venezuela.},
  author={Julman Rosiris Cerme{\~n}o and Isabel Hern{\'a}ndez and Helal El Yasin and Rub{\'e}n Tinedo and Raul S{\'a}nchez and G Salud P{\'e}rez and Rosal{\'i}a Gravano and A{\'i}da M Ruiz},
  journal={Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical},
  year={2006},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={264-8}
}
A case of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis produced by Naegleria fowleri was diagnosed in the Independencia county of Anzoategui State, Venezuela. This case motivated the realization of the present epidemiological study with the aim of identifying free-living amoebae in this area. Representative water samples were taken and physicochemical and microbiologic analyses were carried out. Trophozoites and cysts of Naegleria spp, were detected in 44.4% (n=4). An excellent concordance was found… CONTINUE READING
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