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Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Oct;10(10):1835-7.

Fatal Naegleria fowleri meningoencephalitis, Italy.

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  • 1Pediatric Intensive Care, Department of Pediatrics, University of Padova, Padova, Italy. cogo@pediatria.unipd.it

Abstract

We report the first case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis in Italy, in a 9-year-old boy. Clinical course was fulminant, and diagnosis was made by identifying amebas in stained brain sections and by indirect immunofluorescence analysis. Naegleria fowleri was characterized as genotype I on the basis of polymerase chain reaction test results.

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