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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)