A case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in Bangladesh

Hossain M.S. Sazzad, Stephen P. Luby, James Sejvar, Mahmudur Rahman, Emily S. Gurley, Vincent Hill, Jennifer L. Murphy, Shantanu Roy, Jennifer R. Cope, Ibne K.M. Ali

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Abstract

We present the first recognized case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) caused by Naegleria fowleri in a 15-year-old male from Bangladesh. He performed daily nasal rinsing with untreated ground water and bathed in untreated ground water or river water, which likely exposed him to N. fowleri.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
JournalParasitology Research
Volume119
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

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Keywords

  • Ablution
  • Encephalitis
  • Free-living ameba
  • Genotype
  • Meningitis
  • Naegleria fowleri
  • PAM
  • Primary amebic meningoencephalitis
  • Ritual rinsing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases

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Sazzad, H. M. S., Luby, S. P., Sejvar, J., Rahman, M., Gurley, E. S., Hill, V., Murphy, J. L., Roy, S., Cope, J. R., & Ali, I. K. M. (2020). A case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in Bangladesh. Parasitology Research, 119(1), 339-344. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-019-06463-y