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Synonyms for meningoencephalitis

inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and their meninges

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Primary amebic meningoencephalitis deaths associated with sinus irrigation using contaminated tap water.
Notes from the field: primary amebic meningoencephalitis associated with ritual nasal rinsing--St.
Deaths from Naegleria fowleri associated with sinus irrigation with tap water: a review of the changing epidemiology of primary amebic meningoencephalitis.
Initially, several search engines were queried for references using the following key MESH words: free-living amebae, free-living amebic infections, primary amebic meningoencephalitis, PAM, Naegleria species, Naegleria fowleri, and climate change, specifically the impact of climate change on parasites and infectious diseases of aquatic environments.
3) Naegleria fowleri can cause a rapidly progressive and typically fatal amebic encephalitis, primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), following warm freshwater exposures, which enable the organism to penetrate the nasal mucosa and invade the brain via the olfactory nerve tracts.
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a rare but nearly always fatal disease caused by infection with Naegleria fowleri, a thermophilic, free-living ameba found in freshwater environments (1,2).
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) is a fatal disease caused by the thermotolerant free-living ameba Naegleria fowleri.
In early September 2002, the Georgia Division of Public Health and CDC were notified about a fatal case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) caused by Naegleria fowleri in a boy aged 11 years who had recently swum in a local river.
To the Editor: Naegleriafowleri, a protozoon found in hot springs and warm surface water, can cause primary amebic meningoencephalitis in humans.
During September 1991, two children in North Carolina died from primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a rare and often fatal illness resulting from infection with Naegleria fowleri.
fowleri causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis, a fulminant disease often fatal within 7 to 10 days and usually associated with swimming or other water-related activities of otherwise immunocompetent persons, usually children or young adults (1).
The stipulation that at least two persons be ill is waived for single cases of chemical poisoning, if laboratory studies indicate that water was contaminated by the chemical, and for single cases of laboratory-confirmed primary amebic meningoencephalitis.
We report the first case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis in Italy, in a 9-year-old boy.
Legionellosis, Pontiac fever, nontuberculous mycobacterioses, and primary amebic meningoencephalitis are a few sapronoses that have emerged in the past decade.
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