Successful treatment of amoebic meningoencephalitis in a Chinese living in Hong Kong.

@article{Wang1993SuccessfulTO,
  title={Successful treatment of amoebic meningoencephalitis in a Chinese living in Hong Kong.},
  author={Angela Yee-Moon Wang and Robert Kay and Wai Sang Poon and H. K. S. Ng},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={249-52}
}
Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria fowleri was found in a 38-year-old Chinese man living in Hong Kong who presumably acquired the infection from swimming in a hot spring in neighbouring China. Amoebic cysts were identified in tissue taken from a brain abscess. The patient responded to surgical drainage and a 6-week course of amphotericin B, rifampicin and chloramphenicol. This is one of 6 cases of successful treatment of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis documented in the… CONTINUE READING
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