Primary amebic meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria fowleri: An autopsy case in Japan

  title={Primary amebic meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria fowleri: An autopsy case in Japan},
  author={Yasuo Sugita and Teruhiko Fujii and Itsurou Hayashi and Takachika Aoki and Toshiro Yokoyama and Minoru Morimatsu and Toshihide Fukuma and Yoshiaki Takamiya},
  journal={Pathology International},
Free‐living amebas represented by Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba and Balamutia have been known to cause fatal meningoencephalitis since Fowler and Carter (1965) reported the first four human cases. An autopsy case of a 25‐year‐old female with primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) due to Naegleria fowleri is described. Headache, lethargy and coma developed in this patient, and her condition progressed to death 8 days after the onset of clinical symptoms. Cerebral spinal fluid examination… 
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