Successful Treatment of Confirmed Naegleria fowleri Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis

Ahmed Mujadid Khan Burki, Luqman Satti, Saira Mahboob, Syed Onaiz Zulfiqar Anwar, Mahwash Bizanjo, Muhammad Rafique, Najia Karim Ghanchi

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Primary amebic meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri is a rare but nearly always fatal parasitic infection of the brain. Globally, few survivors have been reported, and the disease has no specific treatment. We report a confirmed case in Pakistan in a 22-year-old man who survived after aggressive therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-805
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2024


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