Diagnosis of the primary amoebic meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria fowleri

Parasitol Int. 2005 Dec;54(4):219-21. doi: 10.1016/j.parint.2005.06.001.

Abstract

Trophozoites of the free-living amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, were isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid of meningoencephalitis patient. The infecting agent was identified as N. fowleri based on morphologic, serologic and molecular techniques carried out on the isolated organisms.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amebiasis / diagnosis*
  • Amebiasis / parasitology
  • Animals
  • Central Nervous System Protozoal Infections / diagnosis*
  • Central Nervous System Protozoal Infections / parasitology
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid / parasitology*
  • DNA, Protozoan / analysis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Meningoencephalitis / diagnosis*
  • Meningoencephalitis / parasitology
  • Naegleria fowleri / classification
  • Naegleria fowleri / genetics
  • Naegleria fowleri / isolation & purification*
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods

Substances

  • DNA, Protozoan