Fatal Naegleria fowleri meningoencephalitis, Italy

Paola E. Cogo, Massimo Scaglia, Simonetta Gatti, Flavio Rossetti, Rita Alaggio, Anna Maria Laverda, Ling Zhou, Lihua Xiao, Govinda S. Visvesvara

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1835-1837
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume10
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004

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Naegleria fowleri
Meningoencephalitis
Amoeba
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Italy
Genotype
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Brain
Primary amebic meningoencephalitis

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Cogo, P. E., Scaglia, M., Gatti, S., Rossetti, F., Alaggio, R., Laverda, A. M., ... Visvesvara, G. S. (2004). Fatal Naegleria fowleri meningoencephalitis, Italy. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 10(10), 1835-1837.

Fatal Naegleria fowleri meningoencephalitis, Italy. / Cogo, Paola E.; Scaglia, Massimo; Gatti, Simonetta; Rossetti, Flavio; Alaggio, Rita; Laverda, Anna Maria; Zhou, Ling; Xiao, Lihua; Visvesvara, Govinda S.

In: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 10, No. 10, 10.2004, p. 1835-1837.

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Cogo, PE, Scaglia, M, Gatti, S, Rossetti, F, Alaggio, R, Laverda, AM, Zhou, L, Xiao, L & Visvesvara, GS 2004, 'Fatal Naegleria fowleri meningoencephalitis, Italy', Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 10, no. 10, pp. 1835-1837.
Cogo PE, Scaglia M, Gatti S, Rossetti F, Alaggio R, Laverda AM et al. Fatal Naegleria fowleri meningoencephalitis, Italy. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2004 Oct;10(10):1835-1837.
Cogo, Paola E. ; Scaglia, Massimo ; Gatti, Simonetta ; Rossetti, Flavio ; Alaggio, Rita ; Laverda, Anna Maria ; Zhou, Ling ; Xiao, Lihua ; Visvesvara, Govinda S. / Fatal Naegleria fowleri meningoencephalitis, Italy. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2004 ; Vol. 10, No. 10. pp. 1835-1837.
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