Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis: amoebicidal effects of clinically approved drugs against Naegleria fowleri.

@article{Baig2014PrimaryAM,
  title={Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis: amoebicidal effects of clinically approved drugs against Naegleria fowleri.},
  author={A. M. Baig and Huma Kulsoom and N. Khan},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={63 Pt 5},
  pages={
          760-2
        }
}
  • A. M. Baig, Huma Kulsoom, N. Khan
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of medical microbiology
  • Naegleria fowleri is a protist pathogen known to produce fulminating primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) (Marciano-Cabral & Cabral, 2007; Visvesvara et al., 2007). Although rare, PAM is a serious human disease with a fatality rate of .95 %. It is generally associated with swimming in contaminated freshwater and possibly through nasal irrigation for cleansing (Marciano-Cabral & Cabral, 2007; Visvesvara et al., 2007). PAM cases have recently been observed in Muslims who routinely perform… CONTINUE READING
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