A fatal case of Naegleria fowleri meningoencephalitis in Taiwan

Mei Yu Su, Ming Shih Lee, Ling Yuh Shyu, Wei Chen Lin, Pei Ching Hsiao, Chi Ping Wang, Dar Der Ji, Ke Min Chen, Shih Chan Lai

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After bathing at a hot spring resort, a 75-year-old man presented to the emergency department because of seizure-like attack with loss of conscious. This is the first case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) caused by Naegleria fowleri in Taiwan. PAM was diagnosed based on detection of actively motile trophozoites in cerebrospinal fluid using a wet-mount smear and the Liu's stain. The amoebae were further confirmed by PCR and gene sequencing. In spite of administering amphotericin B treatment, the patient died 25 days later.

頁(從 - 到)203-206
期刊Korean Journal of Parasitology
出版狀態Published - 2013 四月 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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