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Raj Kumar, Sandeep Puri, Parshotam Lal Gautam, Shruti Sharma, Rajinder Bansal
Keywords : Amphotericin B, central nervous system, cerebrospinal fluid, Naegleria fowleri, primary amebic meningoencephalitis
Citation Information : Kumar R, Puri S, Gautam PL, Sharma S, Bansal R. A rare case of survival from primary amebic meningoencephalitis. Indian J Crit Care Med 2012; 16 (1):34-36.
License: CC BY-ND 3.0
Published Online: 00-01-2012
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a rare and fatal disease of central nervous system (CNS) caused by Naegleria fowleri, an ameba found in soils and warm waters. It enters the CNS after insufflation of infected water by attaching itself to the olfactory nerves. The infection is usually difficult to diagnose and has a poor prognosis. The present case is one such case in which CSF examination led us to the diagnosis of PAM and finally to a favorable outcome when treated with Amphoterracin B and antibiotics.
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