Primo isolamento in Italia di Naegleria australiensis (De Jonckheere, 1981).

Translated title of the contribution: First isolation in Italy of Naegleria australiensis (De Jonckheere, 1981)

M. Scaglia, M. Strosselli, V. Grazioli, S. Gatti, A. M. Bernuzzi

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Abstract

An epidemiological investigation was carried out in Northern Italian spa to detect presence and incidence of free-living amoebae, mostly belonging to amphizoic species Acanthamoeba and Naegleria. Seven pathogenic strains of Naegleria spp. were isolated. Morpho-biological characterization and indirect immunofluorescence assays showed that all these strains belong to N. australiensis, a new pathogenic species. Such a species could induce, along with N. fowleri and Acanthamoeba spp., fatal meningo-encephalitis in man and other mammals.

Translated title of the contributionFirst isolation in Italy of Naegleria australiensis (De Jonckheere, 1981)
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)305-309
Number of pages5
JournalParassitologia
Volume26
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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