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Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 1993 Sep;95(3):249-52.

Successful treatment of amoebic meningoencephalitis in a Chinese living in Hong Kong.

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Department of Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin.

Abstract

Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria fowleri was found in a 38-year-old Chinese man living in Hong Kong who presumably acquired the infection from swimming in a hot spring in neighbouring China. Amoebic cysts were identified in tissue taken from a brain abscess. The patient responded to surgical drainage and a 6-week course of amphotericin B, rifampicin and chloramphenicol. This is one of 6 cases of successful treatment of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis documented in the medical literature.

PMID:
8242970
DOI:
10.1016/0303-8467(93)90132-z
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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