ciliated/flagellated protozoan, regardless of the site of infection. Three trichomonads – Trichomonas tenax, Trichomonas vaginalis, and Pentatrichomonas hominis

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26 fowleri, causes a fulminant disease called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in an extremely small percentage of people who come in contact with it. As this protozoan tends to inhabit warm, fresh water, most victims acquire the organism while swimming.1 Amebae enter the swimmer’s nose and access the subarachnoid space of the CNS via the olfactory… (More)

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