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Synonyms for amebic

pertaining to or resembling amoebae

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The Primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) also called Naegleriasis is a disease of the central nervous system caused by the free-living ameba Naegleriafowleri.
Successful treatment of an adolescent with Naegleria fowleri primary amebic meningoencephalitis. Pediatrics 2015;135:e744-8.
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis deaths associated with sinus irrigation using contaminated tap water.
Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri, Karachi, Pakistan.
The only cases of free-living amebic meningoencephalitis included in the analytical case reviews were cases with CDC laboratory-confirmed detection of N.
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis. New England Journal of Medicine, 274(26), 1473-1476.
A 12-year-old boy from Oviedo, Fla., died from a brain infection associated with primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) after inhaling an ameba known as Naegleria fowleri while swimming in a central Florida lake this July.
a free-living ameba, causes acute, fulminant, fatal primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in persons with history of recreational activities in warm freshwater (1,2).
No organisms were seen in the cerebrospinal fluid; however, real-time polymerase chain reaction testing by CDC was positive for Naegleria fowleri, a free-living thermophilic ameba found in warm freshwater that causes primary amebic meningoencephalitis, an almost universally fatal infection.
Executive Director NIH Dr Birjees Mazher Kazi in a circular letter sent to all concerned in the country, said that the federal, provincial and district health departments as well as other stakeholders need to take pre-emptive measures against communicable diseases put on High Alert including CCHF, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and gastroenteritis (acute) as well as the vaccine preventable childhood diseases like measles, pertussis and poliomyelitis and also the likely occurrence of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) cases.
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis. N Eng J Med 1966; 274: 1473-6.
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis, a typically fatal amebic infection of the central nervous system, is caused by the thermophilic, freshwater protozoan, Naegleria fowleri, first identified in 1965 (Figure 1).
On July 2, 2014, the Florida Department of Health was notified of a suspected case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).
Microscopic brain tissue examination showed signs of acute granulomatous inflammation, multiple hemorrhagic infarctions, and angiitis in the presence of numerous amebic trophozoites and cysts (Figure), which showed granulomatous hemorrhagic necrotic amebic meningoencephalitis. Real-time PCR and subsequent sequencing on brain biopsy and CSF specimens showed B.