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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 150-152

Survival of primary amebic meningoencephalitis by Naegleria fowleri: First reported case from Tamil Nadu, South India


1 Department of Neurology, Velammal Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Velammal Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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4/437, Babu Nagar Main Road, Anuppanadi, Madurai - 625 009, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/tp.TP_34_19

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A case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in a 47-year-old male is described. The disease may have been contracted during bathing. The source of water was from a pond. The clinical presentation, the isolation of the ameba from the cerebrospinal fluid, and the response to amphotericin B are all consistent with the diagnosis of PAM. To our knowledge, this is the first case of PAM to be reported in Tamil Nadu, India.


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